The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education
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The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education



© 2007 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises, and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners.

The first section of the Handbook, Gender Theory and Methodology, outlines the various (feminist) perspectives on researching and exploring gender and education. The section critiques the notion of gender as a category in educational research and considers recent trends, evident especially in the gender and underachievement debates, to locate gender difference solely within biology. This section provides the broad background upon which the issues and debates in the other sections can be situated.

Section two, Gender and Education, considers the differing ways in which gender has been shown to impact upon the opportunities and experiences of pupils/students, teachers, and other adults in the different sectors of education. It also includes a chapter on single-sex schooling.

Section three, Gender and School Subjects, comprises chapters that cover gender issues within the teaching and learning of particular school subjects (for example, maths, literacy, and science). It also includes topics such as sex education and assessment. The chapters in section four, Gender, Identity and Educational Sites, address up-to-date issues which have a long history in terms of explorations into gender and educational opportunities. More recent inclusions in the debates, such as disability, sexuality, and masculinities are discussed alongside the more traditional concerns of 'race', social class, and femininities.

The final section, Working in Schools and Colleges, illuminates the working lives of teachers and academics.  The chapters cover such topics as school culture, career progression and development, and the gendered identities of professionals within educational institutions.

The contributors to this book have been selected by the editors as authorities in their specific area of gender and education and are drawn from the international scholarly community.

 
SECTION ONE: GENDER THEORY AND METHODOLOGY
 
Introduction
Becky Francis
The 'Nature of Gender'
R.W. Connell
Understanding Men: Gender Sociology and the New International Research on Masulinities
Valerie Walkerdine & Jessica Ringrose
Femininities: Reclassifying Upward Mobility and the Neo-liberal Subject
Jo-Anne Dillabough
Gender, Education and Social Thought
Catherine Marshall & Michelle Young
Gender and Methodology
Gaby Weiner
Feminist Pedagogy
Elaine Unterhalter
Gender, Education and Development
Meg Maguire
Gender and Movements in Social Policy
 
SECTION TWO: GENDER AND THE EDUCATIONAL SECTORS
 
Introduction
Glenda MacNaughton
Constructing Gender in Early Years Education
Christine Skelton
Boys and Girls in the Elementary School
Kevin G. Davison & Blye W. Frank
Masculinities and Femininities and Secondary Schooling
Carol Leathwood
Gender Equity in Post Secondary Education
Sara Delamont
Gender and Higher Education
Diane Leonard
Single Sex Education
 
SECTION THREE: GENDER AND SCHOOL SUBJECTS
 
Introduction
Jo Boaler & Tesha Sengupta-Irving
Gender and Mathematics
Angela Calabrese Barton & Nancy Brickhouse
Engaging Girls in Science
Bronwyn Davies and Sue Saltmarsh
Gender and Literacy
Bagele Chilisa
'Sex' Education
Janette Elwood
Gender Issues in Testing and Assessment
Tuula Gordon
Gender and Citizenship
Linda von Hoene
Gender and Modern Language Education
Jo Sanders
Gender and Technology: What the Research Tells Us
 
SECTION FOUR: GENDER, IDENTITY AND EDUCATIONAL SITES
 
Introduction
Janie Ward & Tracy Robinson Wood
Room at the Table: Racial and Gendered Realities in the Schooling of Black Children
Diane Reay
Gender and Class in Education
Wayne Martino
The 'Right' Way to Educate Boys
Carrie Paechter
Femininities and Schooling
D James Mellor & Debbie Epstein
Sexualities, Schooling and Hetero-Gender
Harilyn Rousso & Michael L. Wehmeyer
Achieving Equity: Disability and Gender
Madeleine Arnot
Gender Voices in the Classroom
 
SECTION FIVE: WORKING IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
 
Introduction
Fengshu Lui
School Culture and Gender
Emma Renold
Gendered Classroom Experiences
Jane Gaskell & Ann Mullen
Women in Teaching
Lisa Smulyan
Constructing Teaching Identities
Sandra Acker & Michelle Webber
Women Working in Academe: Approach with Care
Charol Shakeshaft
Gender and School Administration

"This handbook gives a broad and informative overview of recent feminist scholarship about gender and education that will be helpful to both students and educators. The Sage Handbook of Gender and Education would be an important resource for academic libraries at colleges or universities that have programs or courses in education and/or women's and gender studies."

Jennifer L. SMith
Belk Library of Elon University

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