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The rise of gender as an issue of concern for social research, policy, and practice has had a major impact on the field of education. While typically associated with a strong policy and practice agenda to address gender-based disadvantages, the gender and education couplet has also fueled a diverse range of theoretical and empirical scholarship. This has brought new perspectives to understandings of the purposes, effects, and experiences of education and shown the importance of questions to do with identity, sexuality, and relational dynamics. Of course, gender existed as a differentiator and marker of educational experiences and outcomes prior to the 1970s and the rise of second-wave feminism. The significant turning point lay in identifying such differences, and gender itself, as matters that warranted scholarly ...

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