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Gender, Change, and Education
Gender, change, and education

This chapter reviews the many changes that have taken place in educational theory and practice over the last forty years and discusses the causes and effects of the assimilation of women into both the institutions and values of schools and universities. It notes a recent shift back towards supposedly ‘gender-neutral’ educational policies in richer nations, which frequently overlook the specific interests of girls and women. It argues for resisting this through knowledge of our own educational history and more exchange of ideas between countries of the North and South.

Introduction

One of the main concerns of feminists in many countries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the opening up of education to girls and women - both ...

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