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Title Feminism and social justice in education : international perspectives / edited by Madeleine Arnot and Kathleen Weiler
Published London : Falmer Press, 1993

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Description vi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Theories of family change, motherhood and education / Miriam E. David -- The social construction of black womanhood in British educational research /Heidi Safia Mirza -- Getting out from down under : Maori women, education and the struggles for mana wahine / Linda Tuhiwai Smith -- Shell-shock or sisterhood, English school history and feminist practice / Gaby Weiner -- Othermothers, exploring the educational philosophy black American women teachers / Michèle Foster -- A post-modern pedagogy for the sociology of women's education / Sue Middleton --Contradictions in terms women academics in British universities / Sandra Acker -- Feminism and Australian state policy / Lyn Yates -- A crisis in patriarchy? British feminist educational politics and state regulation of gender / Madeleine Arnot --Feminism and the struggle for a democratic education, a view from the United States / Kathleen Weiler
Summary After more than twenty years of feminist education research, policy development and innovative school practice, it seems appropriate to evaluate the impact and significance of this world wide struggle for social justice in education. At the same time, the recent restructuring of educational provision whether in the name of sexual equality or the ideologies of the New Right also requires a considered response from Those Committed To Promoting Greater Social Equality.; This Collection offers a unique opportunity to host an international forum on contemporary thinking and practice, not just within different national contexts, but for feminism more generally. ln adopting a critical feminist approach, the chapters re-establish such egalitarian traditions as radical feminism, black feminism and socialist feminism and address such themes as the interrelation between social class, race and gender and the ways these articulate with feminist educational practice.; In gathering together leading educators from five different countries all committed to the project of social transformation, this book represents the shifting concerns of the feminist theoretical debate and helps formulate feminist educational agendas more suited to the political and economic conditions which orevail in the 19905
Analysis Women Education
Notes Linda Smith and Sue Middleton are New Zealanders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Educational equalization.
Feminism and education.
Social justice.
Women -- Education -- Social aspects.
Author Arnot, Madeleine.
Weiler, Kathleen.
LC no. 93008940
ISBN 0750701013
0750701021 (paperback)