Counting Girls Out / Edition 2

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Overview

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?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750708159
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/29/1998
  • Series: Studies in Mathematics Education Series , #8
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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 Mathematics 1
1 Subtracting the Feminine 15
2 The Truth about Girls 19
3 Science, Reason and the Female Mind 29
4 Mothers and Daughters at Four 42
5 Power and Gender in Nursery School 59
6 Entering Infant School 67
7 10-Year-Olds 82
8 Junior-Secondary Transition 99
9 Entering Secondary School 113
10 The Fourth Year 135
11 Examining Mathematics Texts 151
12 No Charge: Political Arithmetic for Women 159
Afterword 168
Bibliography 172
Index 178
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