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.
Section IV: Gender, Identity and Educational Sites
The chapters in this section pay particular attention to the intersection of gender with other aspects of identity, including ethnicity, social class, dis/abilities and sexualities. All the authors in the section consider how identities are theorized and advocate a recognition of the multiplicity of discourses that individuals inhabit.
In Chapter 23, Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood draw our attention to a number of important points, including the fact that the achievement of Black children has increased steadily year on year. However, not only is the achievement of Black girls frequently overlooked and a focus given to the underachievement of Black boys, but also male experiences in schooling are provided a privileged voice that ignores the ...