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.
"...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." (TCRecord.org, 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 (booknews.com)
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