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Historical and Contemporary Views of Gender and Education

by Elisabeth Hansot - 1993

In this essay I will look at three such reform efforts: the "boy problem," identified in the Progressive era when critics charged the schools with being too "female"; a concurrent discussion of the "woman question," when critics worried that women were not being adequately prepared for their adult vocations of wife and mother; and the critique of coeducation in the 1960s and 1970s, when feminists argued that the curriculum and training of girls was intentionally or inadvertently sexist.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 12-
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18847, Date Accessed: 5/25/2022 6:07:08 PM

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  • Elisabeth Hansot
    Stanford University
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    ELISABETH HANSOT is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.
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