The Gender Question In Education / Edition 1

The Gender Question In Education / Edition 1

by Ann Diller, Barbara Houston, Kathryn Pauly Morgan, Maryann Ayim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813325633

ISBN-13: 9780813325637

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Westview Press


In this innovative book, four prominent philosophers of education introduce readers to the central debates about the role of gender in educational practice, policymaking, and theory. More a record of a continuing conversation than a statement of a fixed point of view, The Gender Question in Education enables students and practicing teachers to think through…  See more details below

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In this innovative book, four prominent philosophers of education introduce readers to the central debates about the role of gender in educational practice, policymaking, and theory. More a record of a continuing conversation than a statement of a fixed point of view, The Gender Question in Education enables students and practicing teachers to think through to their own conclusions and to add their own voices to the conversation.Throughout, the authors emphasize the value of a gender-sensitive perspective on educational issues and the relevance of an ethics of care for educational practice. Among the topics discussed are feminist pedagogy, gender freedom in public education, androgyny, sex education, multiculturalism, the inclusive curriculum, and the educational significance of an ethics of care.The multiauthor, dialogic structure of this book provides unusual breadth and cohesiveness as well as a forum for the exchange of ideas, making it both an ideal introduction to gender analysis in education and a model for more advanced students of gender issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813325637
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1A Conceptual Analysis of Sexism and Sexist Education9
2Genderized Education: Tradition Reconsidered32
3Freeing the Children: The Abolition of Gender41
4Gender Freedom and the Subtleties of Sexist Education50
5The Androgynous Classroom: Liberation or Tyranny?64
6Theorizing Gender: How Much of It Do We Need?75
7The Ethics of Care and Education: A New Paradigm, Its Critics, and Its Educational Significance89
8Describing the Emperor's New Clothes: Three Myths of Educational (In-)Equity105
9The Perils and Paradoxes of the Bearded Mothers124
10Is Rapprochement Possible Between Educational Criticism and Nurturance?135
11Role Models: Help or Hindrance in the Pursuit of Autonomy?144
12An Ethics of Care Takes On Pluralism161
13The Moral Politics of Sex Education170
14Women's Physical Education: A Gender-Sensitive Perspective179
15Political Correctness: The Debate Continues199
References215
About the Book and Authors239
Index241

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