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Lambert, Rachel – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
The academic field of Disability Studies (DS) offers theoretical tools to understand how social practices intersect with embodiment, long a critical issue in DS because disability is a category of human difference that is always already embodied. I review two theories that seek to resolve this dichotomy between the body and social worlds: complex…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Students with Disabilities, Equal Education, Human Body
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Hextrum, Kirsten – Berkeley Review of Education, 2014
Today, women across race and class categories graduate high school and college at higher rates than men (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). According to Marxist reproduction theories, schools maintain social hierarchies by academically rewarding the elite. Yet, despite educational gains, women remain materially and symbolically unequal, proving to be…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Feminism, Graduation Rate
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Eastman, Nicholas J.; Anderson, Morgan; Boyles, Deron – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2017
Simply put, charter schools have not lived up to their advocates' promise of equity. Using examples of tangible civil rights gains of the twentieth century (e.g. "Brown v. Board," "Lau v. Nichols") and extending feminist theories of invisible labor to include the labor of democracy, the authors argue that the charter movement…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Beard, Karen Stansberry – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2012
This article presents researcher reflections of a case study of a Black female deputy superintendent who made the value-driven decision to close the achievement gap in her district. I posit that she is an outlier because she is Black and female in a predominantly white male field of practice, she effectively closed the achievement gap through her…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Feminism, Qualitative Research, Females
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Burke, Penny Jane – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper draws attention to gendered inequalities in relation to pedagogic participation, the politics of difference and the concept of "shame." I use the term "pedagogic participation" to illuminate the relationship between formations of difference, policy concerns to improve "equity" and higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Femininity
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Omwami, Edith Mukudi – Gender and Education, 2011
Forty-five years have passed since Kenya gained independence and almost 30 years since the feminist revolution ushered in a global gender and development agenda. While Kenya's development agenda had a functionalist orientation aimed at modernisation, the outcome of efforts to promote education development cannot be understood without an…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Empowerment, Poverty, Females
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Morse, Anne J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 1997
Describes overt and latent gender conflicts in an adventure education program at a small southwestern college. Analyzes dynamics within the program, drawing on feminist application of social construction theory, the theory of gender differences in moral development, and a feminist critique of dualistic hierarchical thinking. Discusses implications…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Change Strategies, College Programs, Consciousness Raising
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Devine, Cathy – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Universalist claims are often made about sport which is, as a consequence, increasingly written into national and international policy as an entitlement of citizenship or even human right. Further, in most countries physical education (PE) is a compulsory component of children's education, and sport is seen as central to this. Consequently, in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Public Policy, Citizenship
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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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North, Connie E. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2007
Although theories on anti-oppressive education abound, few scholars have conducted empirical studies of anti-oppressive educational curricula to test the alignment of theories--constructed largely by university scholars--and practices carried out by K-12 educators and students. While feminist poststructuralist theorists have critiqued critical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Metropolitan Areas, Justice, Feminism
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Curry, Tommy – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2008
The recent pop culture iconography of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) label has attracted more devoted (white) fans than a 90s boy band. In philosophy, this trend is evidenced by the growing number of white feminists extending their work in gender analogically to questions of race and identity, as well as the unchecked use of the CRT label to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Theory, Race, Educational Theories
Keddie, Amanda – Australian Educational Researcher, 2005
Through a feminist agenda that seeks to redress gender inequities through remedies of redistribution and recognition, this paper draws on Fraser's work (1997) to articulate a framework of transformative justice. In moving beyond the competing logics underpinning such remedies, this framework adopts a transformative theory and politics in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Feminism, Gender Bias
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Gouthro, Patricia A. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
In this paper a critical feminist theoretical framework is used to explore the challenges of creating democratic learning spaces that will foster active and inclusive citizenship for women. Three democratic considerations are addressed to assess how adult educators can create more inclusive opportunities for lifelong education for women. The first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Social Theories, Humanities