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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.

Room at the Table: Racial and Gendered Realities in the Schooling of Black Children
Room at the table: Racial and gendered realities in the schooling of black children
Contextual Considerations

We are African-American women, psychologists, researchers, educators and academicians. Our racial, gendered, cultural and professional identities inform our scholarship. That scholarship focuses on the intersections of gender, race and class within educational contexts. While our analysis is sensitive to children across racial and ethnic diversity within the USA and the UK, in this work we emphasize the experiences of Black boys and girls in public schools.

Our focus is guided by a central observation. In comparison to their White and ethnic minority peers, disproportionate numbers of Black students in the USA and the UK attend schools where educational ...

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