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.

‘Education Feminism(s)’, Gender Theory and Social Thought: Illuminating Moments and Critical Impasses

‘Education feminism(s)’, gender theory and social thought: Illuminating moments and critical impasses

In recent decades, feminism and gender theory have made major contributions both to the development of educational theory and to broader social theory. The focus of this chapter is to celebrate as well as to assess the achievements of what has been, and remains, an extraordinarily powerful and influential cumulative body of work. In recognition of this fact, the account sets the scope of ‘education feminism(s)’ upon a broad canvas, by offering a critical consideration of some key moments, across time, in its complex and creative engagement with important cognate strands of modern social theory. This rich and mutually productive interface offers ...

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