Gender and the Politics of the Curriculum

By: Riddell, Sheila I.

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Ex-library. Library stamps and markings.; xiii, [1], 261 page. Black boards with silver lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 215 x 134mm. "Sheila Riddell uses detailed case studies of two secondary schools to examine the relationship between curriculum choice and gender identity among 14 year old pupils making their first choices about what subjects to pursue at exam level. She reveals a two way process. Pupils' decisions on what subjects to take are influenced by how they perceive themselves in gender terms, and the curriculum once chosen reinforces their sense of gender division. Sheila Riddell looks at the influences on pupils at this stage in their lives from peers, family and the labour market as well as from teachers. She argues that the belief in freedom of choice and school neutrality espoused by many teachers can become in itself an important factor in the reproduction of gender divisions, and that unless the introduction of the National Curriculum is accompanied by systematic efforts to eradicate sexism from the hidden curriculum, it will fail in its aim of creating greater equality of educational opportunity among the sexes. This book should be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics of curriculum studies and sociology of education."Table of Contents:Part I Setting the Scene: The Physical and Theoretical Context of the Study 1. Researching Gender and Curriculum Choice 2. The Physical Location of the Study Part II School Organisation and the Construction of the Gendered Curriculum 3. The Management and Meaning of Option Choice 4. Teachers' Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity Part III Girls, their Families and the Constructions of Femininity 5. Pupils' Understandings of School Subjects 6. Pupils' Expectations of the Future 7. Competing Gender Codes in the Classroom 8. Parents and the Culture of Femininity Part IV The Impact of the National Curriculum on the Construction of Gender Divisions 9. The National Curriculum 10. Gender and the Curriculum Appendix 1 The Conduct of the Research Appendix 2 Option Choice Schemes at the Two Schools. ; 8vo

Title: Gender and the Politics of the Curriculum

Author Name: Riddell, Sheila I.

Categories: Maori,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Routledge: (1992)

ISBN Number: 0415048133

ISBN Number 13: 9780415048132

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 15865