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ERIC Number: EJ1029188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
The Past in the Present: Historicising Contemporary Debates about Gender and Education
Tinkler, Penny; Jackson, Carolyn
Gender and Education, v26 n1 p70-86 2014
History is often embedded, explicitly or implicitly, in discourses on contemporary aspects of gender and education, but relatively few scholars engage critically with history as they grapple with current issues. This article posits "historical sensibility" as a means of engaging constructively with the past when scrutinising and working on current issues in gender and education. Four features of historical sensibility are mapped out and compared with established ways of approaching the relationship between the present and past. The utility of historical sensibility is demonstrated with reference to ongoing debates about the feminisation of schooling, the sexualisation of children and the leisure pursuits of young women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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