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By C. Skelton

This e-book offers a helpful direction map to the advance of pondering in gender and schooling during the last fifteen years. It comprises over thirty-five seminal articles from the magazine Gender and schooling, written by way of some of the top authors within the box from the united kingdom, the united states, Australia and Europe. Compiled via the present editors of the magazine to teach the improvement of the sphere, the e-book is split into six sections: * Gender Identities * concept and technique * coverage and administration * Sexuality * Ethnicity * Social type. The especially written advent by way of the editors contextualises the choice and introduces scholars to the most matters and present considering within the box. to be had in a single easy-to-access position, this authoritative reference ebook offers a set of articles that experience lead the sector. it's going to discover a position in each library and on each departmental bookshelf.

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For example, few institutions attempted to assess students on teaching practice using equal opportunities criteria. The EOC sum up the prevailing mode as ‘benign apathy’. This reflects Skelton’s (1985) findings. Gender issues were not a priority on the teacher education course she studied. Conventional images and stereotypes continued to operate at a ‘hidden curriculum’ level, conveying messages to novice teachers which reinforced the status quo. Our task in this paper is to explore why gender issues are given such low key treatment within initial teacher education.

1981) ‘Slags or drags’, Feminist Review, 9. Davies, L. (1984) Pupil-Power: Deviance and Gender in School (Lewes, Falmer Press). Denscombe, M. (1980) ‘Keeping ’em quiet’, in P. ), Teacher Strategies (London, Croom Helm). Ebbutt, D. (1981) ‘Girls’ science: boys’ science revisited’, in A. ), The Missing Half (Manchester, Manchester University Press). Hammersley, M. G. ), The Research Process in Educational Settings: Ten Case Studies (Lewes, Falmer Press). Hammersley, M. and Atkinson, P. (1983) Ethnography: Principles in Practice (London, Tavistock).

The ‘reports’ take their place in a climate where even the friends of teacher education have raised similar questions over the years (Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), 1979). This tide of criticism serves to make teacher training institutions, despite some spirited efforts at self-defence, anxious about their survival and cautious about their public image. Teacher education institutions are being pushed to adapt and survive. g. by recruiting overseas students on to advanced courses).

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