This text sets out to challenge the traditional power basis of the policy decision makers in education. It contests that others who have an equal right to be consulted and have their opinions known have been silenced, declared irrelevant, postponed and otherwise ignored. Policies have thus been formed and implemented without even a cursory feminist critical glance. The chapters in this text illustrate how to incorporate critical and feminist lenses and thus create policies to meet the lived realities, the needs, aspirations and values of women and girls. A particular focus is the primary and secondary sectors of education.
Part 1: What happens when feminism is an agenda of the State? feminist theory and the case of education policy in Australia, L. Yates; gender policies in American education - reflections of federal legislation and action, N. Stromquist; gender and the reports - the case of the missing pieces, L. Weis; feminist approaches to gender equality and schooling in the 1990s, M. David and M. Arnot. Part 2: the politics of evading gender in teacher education - in pursuit of new practices and policies, S. Hollingsworth; discourses of computing confidence, evaluation and gender - the case of computer use in the primary classroom, P. Singh; decentering silences/troubling/irony - a feminist postmodern approach to policy analysis, W. Pillow; tales froman "annoying, black girl trapped in a white girl's body, who acts like a boy" - gender adolescence and schooling, N. Adams. Part 3: feminist anlaysis of sexual harrassment policy - a critique of the ideal of community, J. Laible; transforming Western science - lessons from feminist scholarship, L. Parker.
Series: Educational Policy Perspectives : Book 1
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 11th March 1997
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1