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Is biology destiny? Are schools shortchanging girls or boys? If so, what can educators do to ensure that both succeed? These are among the questions confronting teachers of students of all ages. The Jossey-Bass Reader on Gender in Education is a comprehensive anthology that explores the varied terrain of gender landscape-offering a thought-provoking view of the educational paths taken by girls and boys.

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"...this will be an indispensable volume for schools of education and teacher education programs..." (Feminist Academic Press, May 2002)

"...the book does provide a useful analytical framework for discussing gender issues in education." (, 2/18/03)

Comprising 31 articles, this anthology considers the relationships between the educational process and gender, with attention to the implications of each for the other. Representing the major positions on controversies like the nature/nurture debate, achievement gaps, testing, teaching bias, the cultural context of gender, and sexual harassment, the book critically examines the developmental, learning, and cultural theories informing the various positions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787960742
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Jossey-Bass is a leading educational publisher. Its books have been cited for excellence by the American Educational Research Association, the National School Boards Association, and the American Educational Studies Association.

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Table of Contents


About the Authors.


Foreword (Susan M. Bailey).

INTRODUCTION: The History of Gender Issues in Education.

1. "Too Strong for a Woman"—The Five Words That Created Title IX (Bernice R. Sandler).

2. Feminists Discover the Hidden Injuries of Coeducation (David Tyack and Elisabeth Hansot).

PART ONE: Female and Male Identity.

3. Images of Relationship (Carol Gilligan).

4. Real Boys: The Truths Behind the Myths (William Pollack).

5. Where It All Begins: The Biology of Boyhood (Michael Gurian).

6. Do Girls and Boys Have Different Cultures? (Barrie Thorne).

PART TWO: Negotiating the Classroom.

7. Thorns Among Roses: The Struggle of Young Boys in Early Education (Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson).

8. The Miseducation of Boys (Myra Sadker and David Sadker).

9. The Madgirl in the Classroom (Lyn Mikel Brown).

10. How Girls Negotiate School (Research for Action (American Association of University Women)).

PART THREE: Gender Equity in the Curriculum.

11. Course-Taking Patterns (American Association of University Women).

12. Breaking the Barriers: The Critical Middle School Years (Beatriz Chu Clewell).

13. Misreading Masculinity: Speculations on the Great Gender Gap in Writing (Thomas Newkirk).

14. Girls and Design: Exploring the Question of Technological Imagination (Margaret Honey, Babette Moeller, Cornelia Brunner, Dorothy Bennett, Peggy Clements, and Jan Hawkins).

15. Educational Software and Games: Rethinking the "Girls' Game" (American Association of University Women).

16. The Evaded Curriculum (American Association of University Women).

17. Sexuality, Schooling, and Adolescent Females: The Missing Discourse of Desire (Michelle Fine).

PART FOUR: Violence in Schools.

18. Bullying as Sexual Harassment in Elementary Schools (Nan Stein).

19. How Early Vulnerability Becomes Bad Behavior: Hurt Little Boys Become Aggressive Big Boys (James Garbarino).

20. Striking Back: Sexual Harassment at Weston (Peggy Orenstein).

21. Boys to Men: Questions of Violence (Harvard Education Letter).PART FIVE: The Interaction of Gender, Race, and Class.

22. Diversity in Girls' Experiences: Feeling Good About Who You Are (Sumru Erkut, Jacqueline P. Fields, Rachel Sing, and Fern Marx).

23. School Rules (Janie Ward).

24. Characteristics of Communities Affecting Participation/Success (Angela Ginorio and Michelle Huston).

25. Naughty by Nature (Ann Arnett Ferguson).

26. Examining Women's Progress in the Sciences from the Perspective of Diversity (Beatriz Chu Clewell and Angela B. Ginorio).

PART SIX: Single Sex Versus Coeducation.

27. Single-Sex Education in Grades K-12: What Does the Research Tell Us? (Pamela Haag).

28. Single-Sex vs. Coeducational Schools (Valerie Lee).

29. Why Johnny Can't, Like, Read and Write (Christina Hoff Sommers).

30. What's Sex Got to Do with It? Simplistic Questions, Complex Answers (Patricia B. Campbell and Ellen Wahl).

31. Anita Hill Is a Boy: Tales from a Gender-Fair Classroom (Peggy Orenstein).

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