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ERIC Number: ED421027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 14
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Feminism's Fandango with the State Revisited.
Yates, Lyn
This essay discusses the effects of feminism on educational policy in Australia and the role of feminist educators in developing and implementing the feminist agenda. It also examines the conditions framing Australian feminist work in education. The essay reviews the gains that girls and women have made in educational attainment and employment, as well as the challenges that remain. The paper goes on to examine Australian feminism's engagement with the state, focusing on the increasing role of feminists within government and policy-making bodies and the development of feminist theories. It then discusses macro-state agendas, such as economic rationalism, educational equity, and teacher education. The paper also reviews micro-political issues, such as feminist reform through regulation and accountability, naming and visibility issues, and the problems created by the growing "sophistication" of feminism in Australia. (Contains 38 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia