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ERIC Number: EJ987937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0889
Christchurch, New Zealand
Rofes, Eric
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, v1 n1 p97-99 2003
Out of the moral panic surrounding the education of boys comes at least one good resource: this valuable book for teachers. While work on gender theory, queer theory, and the social construction of identity (Davies, 1995) have made huge inroads within the academy over the past dozen years, such theoretical thinking often seems exiled from K-12 schools. What materials are available placing Butler (1990), Grosz (1994), Connell (1995), and Rubin (1982) at the service of schoolteachers attempting to make sense of rapidly shifting cultural understandings of sex and gender as well as the rapidly diversifying gender performances among students? "Exploring the Construction of Gender in Schools: Analysis and Action" will prove to be a hugely beneficial resource to educators seeking to initiate pioneering action research in their classrooms and schools. This small guidebook is divided in two parts. Part A provides an accessible analysis of the ways in which gender is constructed Part B, entitled "Exploring the Social Construction of Gender in Schools: A Pilot Study," presents an outline of a research project the author and colleagues have conducted, one that may be replicated by educators in local schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand