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"Bank presents a thorough and up-to-date look at issues of gender in education, from elementary through high school, to which multiple experts have contributed. Primarily focused on U.S. educational systems, this thematically organized work starts with a general overview of gendered theories of education and moves through research, contexts and constructs, and an examination of policies….[T]his is recommended for academic libraries serving women's studies programs or graduate programs in education."
"Approximately 100 essays commissioned for this reference are presented in thematic sections, each introduced with an overview essay. No single definition of gender was imposed; the contributors' various interpretations of the term reflect the state of current research and show some areas where further study with gender as a focus might be useful. Indexing is thorough, by name and subject."
"In prior decades, this work might have focused on women, but today's scholars and researchers look at the issues that surround males and females relative to educational experiences….[A] useful addition to the field."
"The editor is careful to explain in the preface that no single definition of gender was provided for the work's contributors. As a result, entries discuss the intersection of gender and education from multiple perspectives, including those of feminist, queer, multicultural, poststructural, and male theorists. The encyclopedia is divided into ten thematic sections that address how notions of gender have affected theories of education, issues in educational research, institutional contexts, the official and unofficial curriculum, measurements of achievement, teaching and administration, and educational policies. Each section begins with an overview that contextualizes the entries that follow historically and thematically. Each entry ends with a short bibliography that enables readers to explore further the topics the contributors address. One notable entry discusses useful sources of international and US data on gender and education….Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates."