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Raising awareness of sex-gender stereotyping : the implications of some feminist ideologies for curriculum and pedagogy in secondary education

Jeske, Astrid (2004)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This thesis is concerned with 1) establishing the origins of sex-gender differences and with ascertaining if these are changeable; 2) the structure and function of the postmodern patriarchal family and its role in sex-gender development and sex-gender stereotyping; 3) the role of education in sex-gender/other stereotyping; 4) the development of an holistic inclusive pedagogy; and 5) the implementation of this pedagogy. The thesis is structured around six research questions. The first three research questions What are the origins of sex-gender differences?, What is the structure of the postmodern patriarchal family and what functions does it have? and What role do the patriarchal family and its patriarchal structure play in sex-gender development and sex-gender stereotyping? guide an interdisciplinary enquiry that provides the basis for the development of an holistic inclusive pedagogy. The fourth question What role does education play in sex-gender stereo-typing? delineates the context out of which an holistic inclusive pedagogy is developed. The last two research questions What kind of pedagogy is needed to ameliorate the injustices students suffer as a result of sex-gender/other stereotyping? and How can an holistic inclusive pedagogy raise learner’s-teacher’s awareness of sex-gender/other stereotyping? are concerned with the creation of an holistic inclusive pedagogy, its salient features, philosophical and epistemological assumptions and aims, etc.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Grimmitt, Michael
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Education
Keywords:Feminism, curriculum development, patriarchal family, boys’ underachievement, girls low self-esteem, critical learning, critical teaching, zone of proximal development, Waldorf education, sex-gender stereotypes in schools, homosexual stereotypes, race stereotypes, social class stereotypes, gender in religious education, gender in German as a foreign language
Subjects:HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Institution:University of Birmingham
Library Catalogue:Check for printed version of this thesis
ID Code:101
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