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Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Education
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Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Education



May 2020 | 208 pages | Learning Matters

Gender stereotypes can squash talent, limit educational experiences and achievement and corrode aspirations, which in turn can limit professional opportunities and prospects. Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Education in education is written for anyone working with or aspiring to work with children and young people in education. It is particularly suited to trainee teachers and education students.  

 

  • Embedded within each chapter are prompts for self-reflection, activities and practical strategies to improve practice.
  • Provides 'real life' examples and case studies that share best practice. 
 
Introduction
 
Gender and Gender Stereotype formation
 
Transgender non-binary gender
 
Constructing self: gender, social background and ethnicity in developing educational identities
 
Subject choice, career decisions and the economics of gender stereotyping
 
Early years and play
 
Mathematics education
 
The history curriculum in primary and secondary schools
 
Technology
 
Dyslexia
 
Sexism, sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools
 
Advocating good practice with parents, colleagues and school leaders
 
Empowering Women from the bottom to the top; parents, community and partnership.
 
What next?

Interesting and relevant text book highlighting practical ways to deal with classroom stereotyping.

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher
July 16, 2020

This has been added to our reading list for our level 5 module, 'Inclusive practice and diversity in learning', as it is an engaging book that will encourage students to explore their own attitudes and practice, as well as supporting the development of their academic knowledge of gender stereotypes.

Miss Sarah Collins
Education, University Centre Peterborough
June 15, 2020

Karen Jones

Karen Jones is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Management at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. She is Deputy Director of the Ed.D, a professional doctoral degree in education with over 100 students world-wide. She is pathway leader of the MA Education (Leadership and Management). Alongside this she undertakes postgraduate teaching and supervises doctoral students. Adopting feminist and critical perspectives she explores issues of gender, equity and power in her research and teaching. She recently led a project to tackle sexism, gender stereotypes and un-conscious bias in teaching and learning. More About Author