Gender Play

Girls and Boys in School

Author: Barrie Thorne

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813519234

Category: Education

Page: 237

View: 7033

Thorne, a professor of sociology at the University of Southern California, offers her insightful observations of elementary school students in class and at play. Though, as she admits, her status as an adult and an observer may have affected what happened around her, Thorne presents a fascinating account of how children divide themselves--and how others divide them--along gender lines. Breaking students into teams for contests and the eternal game of "cooties" (a contamination attributed more often to girls than boys) reveal much about the microcosm that these students inhabit, and an extensive look at the tomboy, both in literature and in life, compares her ambiguity (sometimes an insult, sometimes a compliment) to the negative attitudes often elicited by gender-crossing in the other direction. Thorne argues convincingly against the theories of scholars like Deborah Tannen and Carol Gilligan that boys and girls have different "cultures," and she attempts to discourage "gender antagonism." A final section offers concrete steps for teachers to take in forming the attitudes--about gender and other topics--of coming generations.

Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education

International perspectives on gender and care

Author: Simon Brownhill,Jo Warin,Inga Wernersson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131763165X

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 7963

This stimulating book sets out to critically explore the notion of men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. It addresses the global pattern of gender, teaching and care where men are in the minority, and explores the notion that the greater involvement of men within teaching and associated professions has the potential to transform gender relations for future generations. International contributors raise critical questions about the construction of masculinities, the continuing reluctance of men to engage in this type of work, and the influence of political and public debates on the issue. Through this engaging discussion readers are asked to question whether this is something that we should care about, with key topics including: The roles of men in education and care Teachers’ beliefs, norms and values of gender equality The construction of male identities Gendered ideals, and children’s interpretations of gender. Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education brings together a refreshing and critical set of perspectives linked to an increasingly important educational debate and will be a valuable text for practitioners, professionals, policy makers and parents/carers.

Psychology and Education

Author: Karen Legge,Philippe Harari

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435806552

Category: Educational psychology

Page: 86

View: 484

Part of a series of textbooks which have been written to support A levels in psychology. The books use real life applications to make theories come alive for students and teach them what they need to know. Readers are encouraged to use aims, methods, results and conclusions of the key studies to support their own arguments. Exam-style questions provide students with the opportunity to use their knowledge and practice exam questions. Answers are provided.

Handbook of Education Politics and Policy

Author: Bruce S. Cooper,James G. Cibulka,Lance D. Fusarelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135106770

Category: Education

Page: 442

View: 2407

This revised edition of the Handbook of Education Politics and Policy presents the latest research and theory on the most important topics within the field of the politics of education. Well-known scholars in the fields of school leadership, politics, policy, law, finance, and educational reform examine the institutional backdrop to our educational system, the political behaviors and cultural influences operating within schools, and the ideological and philosophical positions that frame discussions of educational equity and reform. In its second edition, this comprehensive handbook has been updated to capture recent developments in the politics of education, including Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards, and to address the changing role politics play in shaping and influencing school policy and reform. Detailed discussions of key topics touch upon important themes in educational politics, helping leaders understand issues of innovation, teacher evaluation, tensions between state and federal lawmakers over new reforms and testing, and how to increase student achievement. Chapter authors also provide suggestions for improving the political behaviors of key educational groups and individuals with the hope that an understanding of political goals, governance processes, and policy outcomes may contribute to ongoing school reform.

Handbook of Psychology, Educational Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471384069

Category: Education

Page: 688

View: 5485

Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

Gender Bias in School Text Books

Author: N.A

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9780850924466

Category: Sex discrimination in education

Page: 96

View: 724

Gender bias in school textbooks takes many forms and is often subtle and difficult to detect. It creates and sustains a view of the world in which male activity and male persons are of primary importance and of greatest value, while female activity and female persons are marginalised, made invisible or downgraded.This book has been produced in response to the lack of information on gender bias in existing textbooks in the countries of the Commonwealth. Section I presents three major studies of primary school textbooks, one in the Caribbean, one in Asia and one in Africa. Section II describes inclusive language and provides guidelines for textbook writers and producers. Section III assists teachers and teacher educators to develop strategies. Section IV provides a guide to evaluating gender bias in specific textbooks and other materials used in primary school classrooms.

Race in the Schoolyard

Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities

Author: Amanda Lewis

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813547032

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 1702

Could your kids be learning a fourth R at school: reading, writing, 'rithmatic, and race? Race in the Schoolyard takes us to a place most of us seldom get to see in action+ our children's classrooms+ and reveals the lessons about race that are communicated there. Amanda E. Lewis spent a year observing classes at three elementary schools, two multiracial urban and one white suburban. While race of course is not officially taught like multiplication and punctuation, she finds that it nonetheless insinuates itself into everyday life in schools.Lewis explains how the curriculum, both expressed and hidden, conveys many racial lessons. While teachers and other school community members verbally deny the salience of race, she illustrates how it does influence the way they understand the world, interact with each other, and teach children. This eye-opening text is important reading for educators, parents, and scholars alike.

Middle School Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle schools

Page: N.A

View: 636

A great balancing act

equitable education for girls and boys

Author: Anne Chapman,National Association of Independent Schools

Publisher: Natl Assn of Independent


Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 6343

Battleground: A-K

Author: Sandra Mathison,E. Wayne Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313339424

Category: Education

Page: 737

View: 7335

Alphabetically arranged entries provide information on ninety-three controversial public education issues in the United States, including afterschool programs, class size, dropouts, nutrition in school, sexuality education, textbooks, and more.

Gender stereotypes

traditions and alternatives

Author: Susan A. Basow

Publisher: Arden Shakespeare


Category: Social Science

Page: 399

View: 7851

Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities

Author: Professor Department of Sociology Michael S Kimmel,Michael S. Kimmel,Jeff Hearn,Robert W. Connell,Raewyn Connell,Professor Jeff R Hearn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923695

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

View: 776

The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

The Sociology of Education

A Systematic Analysis

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134760377

Category: Educational sociology

Page: 443

View: 1673

Using an open systems model (the formal organization, the informal organization, the environment, and change through feedback from the environment) to include the many topics of the sociology of education, this book demonstrates several theoretical approaches and their practical applications to current educational issues, and the structure and processes that make education systems work.

Gender, Religion and Education in a Chaotic Postmodern World

Author: Zehavit Gross,Lynn Davies,Al-Khansaa Diab

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400752709

Category: Religion

Page: 392

View: 2637

The immense changes that the world is undergoing in terms of globalization and migration of peoples have had a profound effect on cultures and identities. The question is whether this means shifts in religious identities for women and men in different contexts, whether such shifts are seen as beneficial, negative or insufficient, or whether social change actually means new conservatisms or even fundamentalisms. Surrounding these questions is the role of education is in any change or new contradiction. This unique book enhances an interdisciplinary discourse about the complex intersections between gender, religion and education in the contemporary world. Literature in the social sciences and humanities have expanded our understanding of women’s involvement in almost every aspect of life, yet the combined religious/educational aspect is still an under-studied and often under-theorized field of research. How people experience their religious identity in a new context or country is also a theme now needing more complex attention. Questions of the body, visibility and invisibility are receiving new treatments. This book fills these gaps. The book provides a strong comparative perspective, with 15 countries or contexts represented. The context of education and learning covers schools, higher education, non-formal education, religious institutions, adult literacy, curriculum and textbooks. Overall, the book reveals a great complexity and often contradiction in modern negotiations of religion and secularism by girls and boys, women and men, and a range of possibilities for change. It provides a theoretical and practical resource for researchers, religious and educational institutions, policy makers and teachers.

An Index to Women's Studies Anthologies

Research Across the Disciplines, 1985-1989

Author: Sara Brownmiller,Ruth Dickstein

Publisher: G. K. Hall


Category: Social Science

Page: 725

View: 8968

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 2839

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Gender Equality, HIV, and AIDS

A Challenge for the Education Sector

Author: Sheila Aikman,Elaine Unterhalter,Tania Boler

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 0855985860

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 7952

The book shows that while gender inequalities in society are driving aspects of the HIV epidemic, democratic learning environments informed by evidence-based policy, implemented with leadership for transforming deeply held values and beliefs regarding sexual behaviour and sexuality can be empowering.

Understanding society

an introduction to sociology

Author: Caroline Hodges Persell

Publisher: Harpercollins College Div


Category: Social Science

Page: 682

View: 9895

Unequal Childhoods

Class, Race, and Family Life, Second Edition with an Update a Decade Later

Author: Annette Lareau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271424

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

View: 2470

This book is a powerful portrayal of class inequalities in the United States. It contains insightful analysis of the processes through which inequality is reproduced, and it frankly engages with methodological and analytic dilemmas usually glossed over in academic texts.