Feminist Perspectives of Education


What does the Feminist Perspective cover?

- Achievement by gender.

- Experience of different genders in education.

- Gender socialisation.

- Formation of gendered identities.

- Gendered subject images.

Achievement by Gender

- Historically, girls underachieved in comparison to boys:

  • Lower expectations.
  • Gendered subject choices.
  • Career paths.
  • Socialisation into expressive roles.

- Since the 1980s, girls have startede to achieve higher than boys:

  • Rise of feminism.
  • Career aspirations.
  • Feminisation of education.
  • Educated female-role models.

Experience of Different Genders in Education

- Sexual harassment of girls in schools and the 'male gaze'.

- Higher…


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