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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GEA 2013: Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections: Policy, Practice, Parity

Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013
Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University
Tuesday 23rd– Friday 26th April 2013
 
Confirmed keynote speakers:
– Prof. Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle, Australia (What Do Wages Do? Feminist Theory After the Financial Crisis)
– Prof. Val Gillies, Weeks Centre, LSBU (From Baby Brain to Conduct Disorder: the New […]

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Into the Woods

As a practicing middle school English Language Arts teacher and researcher in the Northeastern US, I am interested in the stories adolescents tell about their lives. To this end, my research in classrooms is ethnographic and privileges the stories girls tell about their experiences of being marginalized, silenced, and punished, often by other girls. One story in […]

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‘Keeping it Real’: teenage girls and everyday feminism

It is an overcast Friday in mid-October as the Cardiff University contingent (that’s us!) pull up outside a rated-but-dated business hotel in Newport; we are attending the #KeepingItReal conference for teenage girls, run by the South Wales charity Full Circle, who seek to support aspiration in young people, and as we find our way into the […]

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Arab Women Teachers – sharing their hopes and standing together

On 17 July 2012, fifty women teacher trade unionists from 11 countries (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Yemen) met in Amaan, Jordan. They were meeting to decide whether they wanted to launch a regional women network under the auspices of Education International, a global trade union federation covering 30 […]

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BY GOVE: BACK TO THE FUTURE: EDUCATION CIRCA 1962!

GEA Policy Officer’s Report, 2012
The need for evidence-based policy has become a key mantra for neo-liberal regimes across the global north. Yet the majority of governments seem to be very selective about what evidence they look at and often ignore research altogether, even the research that they have commissioned or the publically funded research conducted […]

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World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education

A brilliant new resource for ‘visualising the educational pathways’ of males and females and for observing the changes in disparities over time has been launched by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Maps, charts and tables relating to pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary level education worldwide can be downloaded from the UNESCO website.
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Learned to Kill? Now Teach our Children: A Critique of Troops to Teachers

The UK government, following the lead of the US, is devising multiple ways to get more ex-members of the military into our schools – as teachers, mentors, classroom assistants and basic skills tutors. As part of the Free Schools initiative, the first UK school to be staffed entirely by untrained ex-military is set to open […]

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