The Jossey-Bass Reader on Gender in Education


reviewed by Jean A. Patterson - 2003

coverTitle: The Jossey-Bass Reader on Gender in Education
Author(s): Jossey-Bass
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787960748, Pages: 760, Year: 2002
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This volume on gender and education contains a vast collection of articles, essays, and book chapters ranging from reports sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), to seminal works on gender, to popular best-selling books. It provides multiple, and sometimes-controversial perspectives around an issue that continues to be contested terrain. This anthology includes essays about both males and females, which signals a move away from viewing gender as primarily a girls’ or women’s issue. However, this broader view of gender also complicates matters and raises new concerns about gender equity and backlash, which will be addressed later in this review. The book is comprised of 31 chapters divided into six parts plus an introduction. The introductory section, “The History of Gender Issues in Education,” opens with a poignant and powerful narrative as Bernice R Sandler retells her story of discrimination within the academy and the brave stance she took that provided the impetus for change in higher education resulting in the enactment of Title IX... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1228-1234
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11085, Date Accessed: 9/30/2020 12:14:41 AM

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