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The Science Education of American Girls: A Historical Perspective / Edition 1
     

The Science Education of American Girls: A Historical Perspective / Edition 1

by Kim Tolley
 

ISBN-10: 0415934737

ISBN-13: 9780415934732

Pub. Date: 10/25/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Science Education of American Girls provides a comparative analysis of the science education of adolescent boys and girls, and analyzes the evolution of girls' scientific interests from the antebellum era through the twentieth century. Kim Tolley expands the understanding of the structural and cultural obstacles that emerged to transform what, in the

Overview

The Science Education of American Girls provides a comparative analysis of the science education of adolescent boys and girls, and analyzes the evolution of girls' scientific interests from the antebellum era through the twentieth century. Kim Tolley expands the understanding of the structural and cultural obstacles that emerged to transform what, in the early nineteenth century, was regarded as a "girl's subject." As the form and content of pre-college science education developed, Tolley argues, direct competition between the sexes increased. Subsequently, the cultural construction of science as a male subject limited access and opportunity for girls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415934732
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/25/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Geography Opens The Door
2. Science for Ladies, Classics for Gentlemen
3. "What will be the Use of This Study?"
4. From Arithmetic to Higher Mathematics
5. The Rise of Natural History
6. "Study Nature, Not Books"
7. Other Paths, Other Opportunities
8. Physics for Boys
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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