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ERIC Number: EJ819310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Revisiting Feminism and Australian Education: Who Speaks? What Questions? What Contexts? What Impact?
Yates, Lyn
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v29 n4 p471-481 Dec 2008
This article revisits the development of feminist research and policy in education in Australia in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s from the perspective of the present decade. The purpose is to give one insider's account of the specificities of that initial period, and to use that analysis to draw attention to changes evident in the context and agendas of work today, as well as to contribute to a broader reflection on the contribution and imitations of feminism's engagement with schooling theoretically and practically. The article discusses first the notable rapid growth and impact of feminist work in education in the Australian context, and some of the demographic and economic conditions that made this possible. Second, it analyses the focus of feminist work in that period and draws attention to some notable shifts of interest between that period and the present. More generally it considers the kinds of contributions and limitations of feminism to research and action on curriculum and schooling as a system, and to an interest in subjectivity within schooling. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia