Tag: gender

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Picturing Change: The Power of Visibility

 
“Write this down.”
When I first began participant observation in India’s anganwadis –free, government run early childhood care and education centers that form the backbone of India’s Integrated Child Development Services scheme (ICDS) – this was a common refrain.  That, and, “Put this in your book,” “Make sure you tell people,” and, “You’re taking this to […]

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Because feminism DOES belong in schools

Last month the Guardian newspaper featured an article by 17 year old Jinan Younis about the sexist abuse she and her peers received after setting up a feminist society in her school.  Jinan’s story demonstrates the importance of schools as sites where feminist activism can grow and where girls and young women can safely and […]

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GEA presentations in the USA at the American Educational Research Association: an example of feminine educational ‘success’?

GEA Policy Report – June 2013 – Reporting from AERA
 
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting held in San Francisco in late April-early May 2013 held much of interest to GEA members, targeted as it was on “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis,” and to other critical issues in education. Other critical […]

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NEW SERIES: Advances in Critical Diversities

The ninth international Gender and Education Association conference, Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections, will take place in London this week. Hosted by the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, papers, keynotes and symposia are set to consider ‘diversity’ in education, exploring the relationship between new equality regimes and continued educational inequalities, and the role of […]

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Sexual Citizens, Tomboys and Sexting

Reporting back from the 2013 Young Sexualities Postgraduate Conference at Cardiff University
On the 25th January, the Young Sexualities research network hosted a one day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference on the theme of ‘Young Sexualities’ at Cardiff University. Postgraduates and early career researchers attended the event from as far afield as Poland and the Netherlands, braving the […]

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Breaking the Mould – it’s child’s play

Resources for teachers and parents about children’s books that challenge gender stereotypes
The National Union of Teachers has been working with a small group of primary schools to challenge ‘traditional’ gender stereotypes through the curriculum.  As part of the support for schools, the project team provided them with a range of books featuring characters who defy […]

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The Importance of Girl Things

Why are girl things so despised? Consider the derisive response to music girls like, movies and television shows girls watch, social networking sites girls inhabit, activities in which girls engage, and the clothes girls wear. The criticism is always snide and condescending: girl things—which appeal to, attract, star, and represent girls—are considered, at best, vacuous […]