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Leaders in Gender and Education

Intellectual Self-Portraits

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  • This collection provides an unparalleled look into the history of gender and education as seen through the eyes of the field’s leaders, and it lays out directions for where the field might productively go in the future.

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

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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.

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of North Dakota, USA

    Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower

  • University of Birmingham, UK

    Christine Skelton

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Leaders in Gender and Education

  • Book Subtitle: Intellectual Self-Portraits

  • Editors: Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower, Christine Skelton

  • Series Title: Leaders in Educational Studies

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  • Publisher: SensePublishers Rotterdam

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: SensePublishers 2013

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-6209-305-8Published: 04 September 2013

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 239

  • Topics: Education, general

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