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Education, Gender And Anxiety : Feminist Perspectives on the Past and Present - Jenny Shaw

Education, Gender And Anxiety

Feminist Perspectives on the Past and Present

Paperback Published: 3rd November 1995
ISBN: 9780748401024
Number Of Pages: 184

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This interdisciplinary text explores the scope for applying psychoanalytical ideas to gender inequalities that are inherent in the educational system. Although modern education aims to egalitarian and meritocratic, it is still true that in most cases it does not improve the life chances of girls to the extent that it ought to, or does for boys. Based on literature gathered from North America, Europe and Britain, this text argues for an 'object relations' approach when analysing gender differences in subject choice and polarisation in reading, writing and drawing, and stresses the need to pay close attention to the unconscious processes which school settings mobilise. Analysing the concept of 'in Loco Parentis', it presents parenting as the emotional substructure of education, and suggests challenging areas for future empirical work.

Introduction: The Unconscious Curriculum
Education, Feminism and Sociology: Themes, Perspectives and Object Relations
Anxiety and Defence Mechanisms: The Key to Gender in Education?
Parenting and Teaching: Being Emotionally 'In Loco Parentis'
The Unconscious Meanings Of Reading
Curricula and Transitional Objects
Choice, Identity and Polarisation
Who's Afraid of Single Sex Schools
Fears, Fantasies and Divisions
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ISBN: 9780748401024
ISBN-10: 0748401024
Series: Feminist Perspectives on the Past and Present
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 3rd November 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1