Girls and Education 3-16

Jackson, Carolyn; Paechter, Carrie F. and Renold, Emma, eds. 2010. Girls and Education 3-16. Open University Press. ISBN 978-0335235629 [Edited Book]

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Countering claims that we live in 'post-feminist' times in which girls 'have it all' and can do, and be, whatever they like, this book explores some of the current concerns of, and about, girls today.

Issues relating to girls' schooling and femininities have been sidelined and depoliticised in recent education agendas. Yet questions and concerns relating to schoolgirls' lives and experiences deserve immediate attention. Not all girls are academically successful; many girls face exclusion in schools; career aspirations are still gendered; rates of smoking and drinking alcohol are high amongst some groups of girls.

With contributions from leading researchers in gender and education, this book:

•Draws on cutting edge research to consider ongoing problems and explore new agendas.
•Includes contributions relating to the entire 3-16 year age range.
•Considers both the within- and out-of-school experiences of girls, and locates them within wider debates about gender anxieties in contemporary education.

This topical collection highlights the main issues faced by girls in Britain today, and endeavours to put girls back on the educational agenda. It is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in education, sociology, and girls' studies, as well as for school teachers and education policy makers.

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Edited Book

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Educational Studies



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28 Jul 2015 14:42

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27 Jun 2017 09:38


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