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Education, Gender And Anxiety By Jenny Shaw

Education, Gender And Anxiety
by Jenny Shaw

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This text explores the scope for applying psychoanalytical ideas to gender inequalities that are still inherent in the educational system. It covers areas including gender differences in subject choice and polarisation in reading, writing and drawing, and suggests areas for future research.
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Education, Gender And Anxiety by Jenny Shaw

This interdisciplinary text explores the scope for applying psychoanalytical ideas to gender inequalities that are inherent in the educational system. Although modern education aims to egalitarian and meritocratic, it is still true that in most cases it does not improve the life chances of girls to the extent that it ought to, or does for boys. Based on literature gathered from North America, Europe and Britain, this text argues for an 'object relations' approach when analysing gender differences in subject choice and polarisation in reading, writing and drawing, and stresses the need to pay close attention to the unconscious processes which school settings mobilise. Analysing the concept of 'in Loco Parentis', it presents parenting as the emotional substructure of education, and suggests challenging areas for future empirical work.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Unconscious Curriculum; Education, Feminism and Sociology: Themes, Perspectives and Object Relations; Anxiety and Defence Mechanisms: The Key to Gender in Education?; Parenting and Teaching: Being Emotionally "In Loco Parentis"; The Unconscious Meanings of Reading; Curricula and Transitional Objects; Choice, Identity and Polarisation; Who's Afraid of Single Sex Schools: Fears, Fantasies and Divisions; Conclusion.

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GOR005907698
Education, Gender And Anxiety by Jenny Shaw
Jenny Shaw
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1995-11-03
184
0748401024
9780748401024
N/A
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