By Suki Ali, Shereen Benjamin, Melanie L. Mauthner
What are the politics of gender inside of schooling? How are the problems of gender being explored in assorted academic settings? Does gender nonetheless subject in schooling? This e-book attracts jointly the paintings from a world array of authors operating on the innovative of gender examine in schooling. From coverage concerns affecting unmarried moms to the co-optation of 'Southern studying' into Northern contexts, this assortment presents a compelling argument for renewed engagement with gender concerns at either macro and micro political degrees in the complete diversity of academic contexts--from fundamental to better schooling.
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Mapping Present Inequalities to Navigate Future Success: Racialisation and Education. British Journal of the Sociology of Education Vol. 23, No. 3. , Ball, S. J. and David, M. (2001). Choices of Degree or Degrees of Choice? Social Class, Race and the Higher Education Choice Process. Sociology, Vol. 35, No. 4, 855–74. Ribbens-McCarthy, J. (2000). Maternal Mediations. Paper presented to ESRC seminar series on Parents and Schools at Bath Spa University College, October. Shartrand, A. , Kreider, H and Lopez, M.
Debating Approaches to Gender and North–South Learning 39 Analysis of project texts reveals very different perceptions and expectations of the UK state. For Oxfam, ‘the British government has been failing in its obligations to the most vulnerable people in our society’ (Oxfam, undated). This reveals a belief that the state should be responsible for ‘care and protection’ (Oxfam, 1998, p. 22). FCF’s understanding starts from a gender analysis of UK policy and state institutions: the benefit system is actually very excluding rather than enabling .
The second public policy discourse acknowledges evidence of the global trends in changing families, and in particular, points to the increasing numbers of lone parent families who are in poverty (SEU, 1999). These strategies of encouraging paid employment to achieve educational effectiveness do not recognise the implications for the single mothers who have to find paid work and, at the same time, support their children’s education. Thus, this policy discourse is at odds with that of the first policy discourse of an overarching general strategy of parental involvement in children’s education to increase educational effectiveness.
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