Counting Girls Out / Edition 2

Counting Girls Out / Edition 2

by Valerie Walkerdine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750708158

ISBN-13: 9780750708159

Pub. Date: 05/29/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The question about girls' attainment in mathematics is met with every kind of myth, false 'evidence', and theorizing about the gendered body and the gendered mind. The 'Girls and Mathematics Unit' led by Valerie Walkerdine has, over a period of ten years, carried out a detailed theoretical and empirical investigation in this area. The book tackles issues and

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The question about girls' attainment in mathematics is met with every kind of myth, false 'evidence', and theorizing about the gendered body and the gendered mind. The 'Girls and Mathematics Unit' led by Valerie Walkerdine has, over a period of ten years, carried out a detailed theoretical and empirical investigation in this area. The book tackles issues and prejudice and examines and puts into perspective many claims that have been made about women's minds. It also probes the relationship between evidence and explanation: why are girls still taken to be lacking when they perform well, but boys are credited even when they do not?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750708159
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/1998
Series:
Studies in Mathematics Education Series, #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction Changing Views of 'The Gender Problem' in Mathematics1
1Subtracting the Feminine15
2The Truth about Girls19
3Science, Reason and the Female Mind29
4Mothers and Daughters at Four42
5Power and Gender in Nursery School59
6Entering Infant School67
710-Year-Olds82
8Junior-Secondary Transition99
9Entering Secondary School113
10The Fourth Year135
11Examining Mathematics Texts151
12No Charge: Political Arithmetic for Women159
Afterword168
Bibliography172
Index178

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