Category: Gender and Education Journal

Gender and Education 23.6, Gender and Education Journal, Issues

Accessions: Researching, Designing Higher Education

My piece ‘Accessions: Researching, Designing Higher Education’ in Gender and Education (23:6) reports on the experiences, effects and (dis)engagements in working alongside designers – as part of a research-design team – to foster a more ‘public sociology’. These are questions, conceptual and methodological, that I have been interested in for some time: this piece, as […]

Gender and Education 23.5, Gender and Education Journal, Issues

Straight A and Okay? Researching Academically Successful Girls in the Wake of Post-Feminism

We began studying academically successful girls in 2007. Some researchers and the popular media had already been asking “What about the boys?” for over a decade, but the discourse was becoming a runaway train in the new millennium. Everywhere we looked, magazine covers and newspaper headlines anxiously suggested that girls were now the “new dominant […]

Gender and Education 23.5, Gender and Education Journal, Issues

Familiar and strange fathers in education

They say ethnographers are supposed to make the strange familiar and the familiar strange. That, however, can be a difficult task since we tend to be ignorant about our own customs and ideologies. For instance, research on parenthood has often taken traditional gender roles for granted. In most western cultures, mothers’ unpaid educational work has […]

Gender and Education Journal, Issues, Special Issues

Special Issue: Thinking Education Feminisms: Engagements with the Work of Diana Leonard

Call for Papers
Many readers of Gender and Education will remember Diana Leonard, who died aged 68 on 27 November 2010, and most will be familiar with some aspect of her work. Diana was a supporter of, contributor to and long time editorial board member of the journal. She established the Centre for Research and Education […]