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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.
Chapter 15: Nature, Neglect and Nuance: Changing Accounts of Sex, Gender and Mathematics
Nature, Neglect and Nuance: Changing Accounts of Sex, Gender and Mathematics
There is a popular idea, held by members of the public and supported by media in a number of countries, that girls are not as good as boys in mathematics and science. This outdated perception has a significant effect on the gender relations it claims to report, and it is one reason we argue that gender and mathematics remains a critical field in education. It is both curious and troubling to note that few researchers study or consider gender and mathematics as an academic field in the twenty-first century, despite the careful paths laid down by our predecessors in the academy. Part of the ...