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Frazer, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
Catharine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft are linked by intellectual and political bonds; for both, education is a philosophical and political preoccupation in its own right, and also interacts with philosophical questions of morality, social power, theology, truth and human action. Macaulay's philosophical and political engagements with Hobbes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Females, Reputation
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Scraton, Sheila – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This article explores how our understandings of gender and Physical Education (PE) have developed since the publication of "Shaping Up to Womanhood" in 1992. I reflect back on my research which, using qualitative methodology and a socialist feminist lens, explored dominant gender relations in the teaching of girls' PE in English…
Descriptors: Feminism, Gender Differences, Females, Physical Education
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Antal, Eva – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2017
The context of the present paper is given by my research on philosophy of female education and the questions of female culture in the 18th and 19th centuries in England. I have been studying not only works of educationalist and philosophical concerns, but also literary works such as the education romans and utopias written in the related period.…
Descriptors: Feminism, Womens Education, Culture, Educational Philosophy
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Farrell, Francis – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to critically investigate year 6 and year 9 boys' constructions of masculinity in the light of theories of inclusive masculinity and to consider the implications of the findings for critical masculinities scholarship in educational research. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative data was collected through…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research
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Quinn, Jocey – Gender and Education, 2013
In their predominantly theoretical turn to the material, post-humanist feminists often focus on "nature", arguing that the nature/culture binary has collapsed and that fixed distinctions between human and non-human spheres no longer hold. Conversely, outdoor learning sees nature as a space where humans act and has been more concerned…
Descriptors: Feminism, Theories, Data Analysis, Adolescents
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Devine, Cathy – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
The three British Sports Councils are instrumental in developing the policy landscape for sport and physical education (PE). They aspire to equality between the sexes in 'sport and physical recreation' (SPR), in keeping with their Royal Charters [Sport England. (1996/2009). "Royal Charter of English Sports Council (Sport England)."…
Descriptors: Athletics, Recreational Activities, Physical Education, Gender Differences
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Bhopal, Kalwant – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2009
This article will examine Asian women's views on the practice of dowries in the UK. The research is based on 20 in-depth interviews with Asian women studying for a Social Sciences degree in a "new" (post-1992) university in the southeast of England. All of the interviews were tape-recorded and the data transcribed. The data was analysed…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Asians, Higher Education, Feminism
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Francis, Becky – Journal of Education Policy, 2006
The moral panic concerning "boys' underachievement" is well established in the UK and Australia, and is spreading to other countries. Feminists have articulated concerns that this debate has reflected a "poor boys'" discourse with negative permutations for girls' schooling; and there is much evidence to support this claim.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Underachievement
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Frazer, Elizabeth – Oxford Review of Education, 1989
Compares a discussion of class and gender by English upper-class girls with girls from lower-class families. Found both shared a perception of the problems of girlhood; but unlike the students from the comprehensive schools, upper-class females were uncomfortable with feminist theory. Analyzes the differences as discursive. (NL)
Descriptors: Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism
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Watts, Ruth – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2005
The seventeenth century in England, bounded by the scientific stimulus of Francis Bacon at the beginning and Isaac Newton at the end, seemingly saw a huge leap from the Aristotelian dialectic of the past to a reconstruction of knowledge based on inductive methods, empirical investigation and cooperative research. In mid-century, Puritan reformers…
Descriptors: Educational History, World Views, Scientific Methodology, Physical Sciences