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Closing the Gender Gap Postwar Education and Social Change

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ISBN-10: 0745618847

ISBN-13: 9780745618845

Edition: 1999

Authors: Madeleine Arnot, Miriam E. David, Gaby Weiner

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The education gender gap is closing. Since the 1980s examination results have changed dramatically, as girls have "caught up" and, in some cases, overtaken boys. Through an analysis of the postwar transformation in British economic, social and cultural life, this important book provides valuable insights into how and why this unprecedented change has taken place.In particular, the book focuses on the welfare state and the education reforms under Margaret Thatcher which encouraged this momentum for change despite her personal efforts to re-instil Victorian educational values. These reforms, the authors argue, coupled with the women's movement, re-shaped girls' and boys' identities and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 11/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Refashioning Gender Relations
Revisiting Gender in the 1990s
Changing Gender Patterns in Education
Challenging Victorian Values
Social Policy and Education Reform
Motherhood and Women's Work in the Welfare State
Schooling, Teachers and Feminism
Markets, Competition and Performance
New Generations of Girls and Boys
Schoolgirls and Social Change
Schoolboys and Social Change
Closing the Gender Gap in Education?
Authors' Note on Further Reading
References and Bibliography