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Education into the 21st Century : Dangerous Terrain For Women? - Inga Elgquist-Saltzman

Education into the 21st Century

Dangerous Terrain For Women?

By: Inga Elgquist-Saltzman (Editor), Alison Mackinnon (Editor), Alison Prentice (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th May 1998
ISBN: 9780750706575
Number Of Pages: 208

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The combined effort of 19 feminist educators and theorists from four continents, this exciting collection of essays is designed to be as wide-ranging intellectually as it is geographically. Probing the abilities (and dis-abilities) of women in education from the mid-19th century to the present, it brings historical analysis, classroom research, and theoretical reflection to bear on gender issues in schooling and higher education. 'What about the boys?' cry alarmists who fear a feminist takeover in schools. 'What about them indeed?', say students of women's education who wonder if it is now time to engage more explicitly and directly with the politics of male advantage in education, as well as in economic, political, social and cultural life.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Back to the Future? Hopes Frustrated or Fulfilled?p. 7
Revisiting the Fin de Siecle: The Threat of the Educated Womanp. 9
'Why Are We Standing Still?' Reflections from Historyp. 20
Mapping Canadian Women's Teaching Work: Challenging the Stereotypesp. 31
Feminist Strategies for Changep. 43
Education for Change: Action Research for Increased Gender Equalityp. 45
Fear of 'Disorder'? Resistance to and Fear of Female Advantagep. 56
Dis/ease: Discourses in Australian Health and Physical Educationp. 67
Education: A Site of Desire and Threat for Australian Girlsp. 81
Who Benefits from Schooling? Equality Issues in Britainp. 94
'Us Guys in Suits Are Back': Women, Educational Work and the Market Economy in Canadap. 107
Is It Really Worthwhile? Women Chemists and Physicists in Swedenp. 118
Women's Education, Career and Family in China in an Intergenerational Perspectivep. 131
Doppler Effects: Female Frequencies in Higher Educationp. 142
Towards the 21st Centuryp. 153
Constructing and Deconstructing 'Girls' as a Category of Concernp. 155
On the (Im)possibility of Being Impertinent, Contentious, Feminist and Femininep. 168
Naming Male Advantage: A Feminist Theorist Looks to the Futurep. 177
Notes on Contributorsp. 189
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780750706575
ISBN-10: 0750706570
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 29th May 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.57  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1