• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises, and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners.

Gender and School Subjects
Gender and school subjects
Introduction

In this section, authors examine past and present research in a range of school subjects. In almost every case, they point out historical shifts that have occurred in the study of gender and school subjects. In many of these fields, early research worked within static notions of gender and identity, and focused on making girls fit into male-defined notions of success and achievement in school. From work that accepted dichotomous positioning of girls and boys, research has shifted more recently to work that examines the construction of gendered selves within discourses that often privilege existing gender positions in political, social and economic structures. Current researchers also explore the importance of geopolitical location, local knowledge and practice, which are ...

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