The Gender Question In Education / Edition 1

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Overview


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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Four philosophers of education introduce the central debates revolving around gender issues in educational practice, policymaking, and theory. The authors' style is conversational, and invites discussion on subjects such as: sexism in education, gender free public education, educational (in)equity, feminist pedagogy and ethics, and the political implications of sex education and women's physical education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813325637
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Ann Diller is professor of education at the University of New Hampshire. Barbara Houston is professor of education at the University of New Hampshire. Kathryn Pauly Morgan is professor of philosophy, women's studies, and bioethics at the University of Toronto. Maryann Ayim is professor of education at the University of Western Ontario.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 A Conceptual Analysis of Sexism and Sexist Education 9
2 Genderized Education: Tradition Reconsidered 32
3 Freeing the Children: The Abolition of Gender 41
4 Gender Freedom and the Subtleties of Sexist Education 50
5 The Androgynous Classroom: Liberation or Tyranny? 64
6 Theorizing Gender: How Much of It Do We Need? 75
7 The Ethics of Care and Education: A New Paradigm, Its Critics, and Its Educational Significance 89
8 Describing the Emperor's New Clothes: Three Myths of Educational (In-)Equity 105
9 The Perils and Paradoxes of the Bearded Mothers 124
10 Is Rapprochement Possible Between Educational Criticism and Nurturance? 135
11 Role Models: Help or Hindrance in the Pursuit of Autonomy? 144
12 An Ethics of Care Takes On Pluralism 161
13 The Moral Politics of Sex Education 170
14 Women's Physical Education: A Gender-Sensitive Perspective 179
15 Political Correctness: The Debate Continues 199
References 215
About the Book and Authors 239
Index 241
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