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ERIC Number: EJ866255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
The Sound of Silence! Reflections on Inclusion and Exclusion in the Field of Gender and Education
Ohrn, Elisabet; Weiner, Gaby
Gender and Education, v21 n4 p423-430 Jul 2009
The aim of this article is to start a debate about the inclusiveness/exclusiveness of the field of gender and education, and what change might be possible. While we focus on the field of gender and education as a whole (including its journals and academic practices), our main sources of evidence are our own experiences as gender researchers on different sides of the Anglophone divide, and a small survey of articles in this journal, "Gender and Education", chosen because it is the main journal of choice for those hoping to make a contribution to the field. We examined articles published in three years, 1990, 1998 and 2007, in order to identify if and how the journal (and hence the field) has changed in orientation over time. Following a discussion of the survey outcomes, we draw attention in particular to the journal's Anglophone orientation and the implications this has for the field as a whole. We further argue for greater reflexivity about our and other's practices as feminist academics, and propose some strategies for action with the aim of making the field more inclusive. (Contains 12 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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