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Whatever Happened to Equal Opportunities in Schools?: Gender Equality Initiatives in Education


reviewed by Melanie Uttech — 2002

coverTitle: Whatever Happened to Equal Opportunities in Schools?: Gender Equality Initiatives in Education
Author(s): Kate Myers (Editor)
Publisher: Open University Press, Buckingham
ISBN: 0335203035 , Pages: , Year: 1999
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Societal actions of today are deeply rooted in history, yet what is no longer seen is too often quickly forgotten. The collection of articles titled Whatever Happened to Equal Opportunities in Schools?: Gender Equality Initiatives in Education edited by Kate Myers (2000), serves as a reminder of the painstaking gender work of the 1970s and 1980s in the United Kingdom. It offers a rare glimpse into policy designed to improve gender equity in education, and the ensuing practice at the local level, from multiple insider perspectives. The book’s strength and uniqueness come from the diverse experiences of the authors who were instrumental in gender and anti-sexist work during this time period. Leonard reminds us, "We have lost the recent past; this matters for the future, for without this knowledge we are condemned to repetition, to rediscovering and saying again from the start what was said in 1900 and 1968 and 1988, rather than updating and moving on" (p. 181). There are many lessons to be... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 999-1001
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10798, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 4:24:53 AM

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