Leaders in Gender and Education

Intellectual Self-Portraits

  • Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower
  • Christine Skelton

Part of the Leaders in Educational Studies book series (LES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower, Christine Skelton
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jillian Blackmore
    Pages 15-31
  4. Raewyn Connell
    Pages 33-42
  5. Margaret Eisenhart
    Pages 61-70
  6. Debbie Epstein
    Pages 71-87
  7. Becky Francis
    Pages 89-101
  8. Jane Kenway
    Pages 103-116
  9. Patti Lather
    Pages 117-128
  10. Bob Lingard
    Pages 129-146
  11. Máirtín Mac an Ghaill
    Pages 147-162
  12. Julie McLeod
    Pages 179-191
  13. Martin Mills
    Pages 193-204
  14. Christine Skelton
    Pages 217-226
  15. Lyn Yates
    Pages 227-239

About this book


Gender studies are a key lens through which education has been examined in the past forty years, having become an accepted and popular subfield in educational foundations studies. Moreover, scholars in gender and education have made tremendous contributions well beyond education, influencing humanities and social sciences scholars across the academy. Hearing the stories of these scholars—their development, education, important works, and thoughts on the future—offers unique insights into the genesis and growth of the field and gives new scholars an overview of advances made. Leaders in Gender and Education: Intellectual Self-Portrais does just that, showing the history of gender and education through the eyes of 16 of its leaders. By recounting their experiences and scholarly work, they trace the development of feminist and profeminist research on girls, on boys, and on the issues shaping both gender and education—issues like race, sexuality, neoliberalism, globalization, and more. Importantly, the volume has a global focus, including scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This diversity gives readers a broad sense of the progress of gender scholarship in education around the world. Each essay provides students and researchers alike with not only background on the 16 scholars included, but also the lists of major works—chosen by contributors themselves—direct readers to some of the most important scholarship on gender and education. Taken together, further, the contributors’ thoughts on the future of the field provide glimpses of productive directions for studies of gender and education.


autobiography feminism gender in academia masculinity and femininity studies Gender and education

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower
    • 1
  • Christine Skelton
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North DakotaUSA
  2. 2.University of BirminghamUK

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