Closing the Gender Gap: Postwar Education and Social Change / Edition 1

Closing the Gender Gap: Postwar Education and Social Change / Edition 1

by Madeleine Arnot, Miriam David, Gaby Weiner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745618847

ISBN-13: 9780745618845

Pub. Date: 11/30/1999

Publisher: Wiley

The education gender gap is closing. Since the 1980s examination results have changed dramatically, as girls have "caught up" and, in some cases, overtaken boys. Through an analysis of the postwar transformation in British economic, social and cultural life, this important book provides valuable insights into how and why this unprecedented change has taken place.

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The education gender gap is closing. Since the 1980s examination results have changed dramatically, as girls have "caught up" and, in some cases, overtaken boys. Through an analysis of the postwar transformation in British economic, social and cultural life, this important book provides valuable insights into how and why this unprecedented change has taken place. In particular, the book focuses on the welfare state and the education reforms under Margaret Thatcher which encouraged this momentum for change despite her personal efforts to re-instil Victorian educational values. These reforms, the authors argue, coupled with the women's movement, re-shaped girls' and boys' identities and educational choices irrevocably, but not necessarily in the same or complementary ways. Closing the Gender Gap will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in education, sociology and gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745618845
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/30/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Pt. IRefashioning Gender Relations1
1Revisiting Gender in the 1990s3
2Changing Gender Patterns in Education12
3Challenging Victorian Values32
Pt. IISocial Policy and Education Reform49
4Motherhood and Women's Work in the Welfare State51
5Schooling, Teachers and Feminism66
6Markets, Competition and Performance83
Pt. IIINew Generations of Girls and Boys103
7Schoolgirls and Social Change105
8Schoolboys and Social Change125
9Closing the Gender Gap in Education?150
Authors' Note on Further Reading157
References and Bibliography159
Index180

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