Social Class and Gender

Social class and gender, as well as race, are important concepts for analysis in the field of education. For example, when looking at success rates of students, or teacher education models, or content in curricula—as well as any demographic data about how students learn—it is critical to consider intersections across social class and gender. Historical and contemporary theoretical perspectives in education that draw on an intersectional analysis offer complex understandings of diversity.

Theories linking social class and gender are the result of women's liberation movement activism and feminist writing in the early 1970s, particularly by women of color. An analysis connecting social class and gender uses intersectional theory to complicate any discussion of either class or gender. Intersectional theory also links race in any thorough investigation. ...

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