Art, Education and Gender

The Shaping of Female Ambition

  • GillĀ Hopper

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gill Hopper
    Pages 1-41
  3. Gill Hopper
    Pages 56-107
  4. Gill Hopper
    Pages 108-145
  5. Gill Hopper
    Pages 146-154
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-177

About this book


Why do girls study art and why do girls become primary teachers? This book examines and reveals the powerful influence of the family, the school and the state in shaping female identity and constructing notions of gender appropriateness. It also discusses the status of art at school and the position of women artists in society.


History Subjectivity Gender Art Education Teaching Primary Education Women education gender women

Authors and affiliations

  • GillĀ Hopper
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55376-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-40857-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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