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Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Education

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. 
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
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.
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This book is brilliant at specifically considering the impact of gender stereotypes in the foundation subjects. Please may I have a print copy of this book as we are adopting it as a core text?

Mrs Kaytie Holdstock
Education, Worcester University
August 24, 2021

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

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of Further and Higher
August 17, 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
September 10, 2020

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2 - Transgender

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

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