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Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

A Girl's Education

Schooling and the Formation of Gender, Identities and Future Visions

Authors: Gill, Judith, Esson, Katharine, Yuen, Rosalina

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This book argues that educators and the general public have become complacent about girls’ education as a consequence of the more recent fuss about problems for boys. After an analysis of persistent  disquiet about girls’ lifestyles, it uses theories of gender and education to demonstrate that girls are being produced in contradictory ways in current schooling. Many girls develop a  sense of themselves through close connection with friendship groups but schooling processes typically require them to adopt the position of competitors in the end-of-school rankings and to act out their individualized positions in imagining themselves into the future. Ultimately the work offers insight and understanding leading to a less divisive educational pathway for girls.

About the authors

Judith Gill is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia and a former secondary schoolteacher who has worked in teacher education  for the past 30 years. Her main research interest is in gender and its associations with achievement and working lives.
Kathy Esson has worked widely in the fields of education and health, including her role as Senior Manager at the NSW Skills Board Secretariat, Australia. She has also been involved in a review of public education in NSW, taught psychology, and been a school and university counsellor, working primarily with young women. 
Rosalina Yuen is a psychologist in private practice in Australia. As a former social worker, she worked extensively with girls and young women in many settings. She provides counselling services to schools, universities and major employers. 

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“A Girl’s Education likely will be an enlightening book for many readers, opening their eyes to an abundance of issues still affecting adolescent girls and their schooling today. Schooling is a crucial element of adolescence, and this book provides opportunities for further discussion regarding the issues young women continue to face in the world of education today.” (Alexis Koomler, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Vol. 46, 2017)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Girl's Education
Book Subtitle
Schooling and the Formation of Gender, Identities and Future Visions
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52487-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52487-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52486-7
Series ISSN
2524-6445
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 212
Number of Illustrations
18 illustrations in colour
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