Reassessing Gender and Achievement
Questioning Contemporary Key Debates
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Reassessing Gender and Achievement by Becky Francis
Book DescriptionChallenging current theories about gender and achievement, this book assesses the issues at stake and analyses the policy drives and changing perceptions of gender on which the 'gender and achievement' debates are based. This new topical book guides the reader through the different theories and approaches, drawing together and reviewing work on gender and educational performance. The authors also highlight the continuing problems experienced by girls in terms of achievement and classroom interaction. The subjects covered include: * perspectives on gender and achievement * the construction of gender and achievement in education policy * evaluating boys' underachievement * the future for boys and girls? * raising achievement: 'What works in the classroom?' Teachers, education professionals and students engaged in teacher training will welcome the editors' objective yet critical expertise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415333252
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Feminist Critique of Education, Paperback (December 2011)
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Feminism and 'The Schooling Scandal', Paperback (December 2008)
Examines key concepts in gender and education. This book contains topics that include: social class, ethnicity and sexuality in relation to experiences in school; theories and methodologies for understanding gender; pedagogy and practice in education; and the direction of educational policy and the 'problem of boys'.
Sage Handbook of Gender and Education, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Becky Francis
Brings together leading scholars on gender and education. This book offers a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. It covers sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education.
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