Gender, Education and Work: Inequalities and Intersectionality

Taylor & Francis
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Girls outperform boys in educational achievement, yet women in work are less well paid, are underrepresented in positions of power and carry a disproportionate burden of care and childcare.

Gender, Education and Work

analyses and interprets the latest data and research in the field to offer detailed historical and sociological explanations for this continuing inequity, exploring different dimensions of inequality and how they intersect.

With discussion questions and selected further reading to support reflection on your own understanding and assumptions, it covers key topics:

  • Historical approaches to the education of girls and women
  • Key theories and debates
  • Patterns of achievement and intersectionality
  • Attainment gaps and socio-economic status
  • Ethnicity and attainment gaps
  • Gender in the classroom and gender identity in schools
  • Patterns of employment and the nature of work
  • The gender pay gap
  • Women’s experience of work

Gender, Education and Work

provides the arguments together with the historical evidence and research data required by serious education studies and sociology students engaged in the analysis of this urgent and complex topic.
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About the author

Christine Eden is Emeritus Professor of Education and formerly Assistant Dean of the School of Education, Bath Spa University, UK

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
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Published on
Mar 27, 2017
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Pages
166
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ISBN
9781317375340
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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'Ward and Eden have produced a useful and elegant text which deserves a place on the reading list of any education degree. I certainly hope that its readership goes beyond the most obvious target audience, as anyone involved in education would do well to read and enjoy this text' - ESCalate

'Education Policy is increasingly complex and opaque - this timely book brings clarity and reason to bear and is an ideal starting point for students and teachers struggling to understand the political world in which they work' - Professor Stephen J Ball, Institute of Education, University of London

What effect has two decades of intensive state direction and government involvement had on education?

Designed for Education Studies students who have probably grown up in this context of government intervention, this book deconstructs accepted notions and provides readers with the resources to discuss critically the role of the governments in education and schooling. The book examines government policy in a series of key areas, such as the curriculum, market forces, educational inequality and race issues. Throughout it considers the political and economic factors in education policy, introducing some of the fundamental concepts required to analyse the ideologies of education and the state. The authors explore the role of education policy in the context of the general direction of government policy, politics and the economy, making links with other policy areas such as health, social services, home affairs and foreign policy. They also explain the nature of government policy in terms of a globalization and the knowledge economy.

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