The Science Education of American Girls
A Historical Perspective
By (author) Kim Tolley
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Science Education of American Girls by Kim Tolley
Book DescriptionThe Science Education of American Girls provides a comparative analysis of the science education of adolescent boys and girls, and analyzes the evolution of girls' scientific interests from the antebellum era through the twentieth century. Kim Tolley expands the understanding of the structural and cultural obstacles that emerged to transform what, in the early nineteenth century, was regarded as a "girl's subject." As the form and content of pre-college science education developed, Tolley argues, direct competition between the sexes increased. Subsequently, the cultural construction of science as a male subject limited access and opportunity for girls.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415934732
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Kim Tolley
Kim Tolley is an independent writer and scholar, formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California.
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