Gender and Education in England since 1770: a social and cultural history

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This book takes a novel approach to the topic, combining biographical approaches and local history, a synthesis of sociological and historical literature, with new research to address a variety of themes and provide a comprehensive, rounded history demonstrating the entanglement of educational experience and the influence of different modes of discrimination and prejudice. Using the lens of gender, Jane Martin reassesses the gendered nature of the modern history of education and provides an overview of intertwined aspects of education, society, politics and power. Its organisation is user friendly, providing accessible information with regard to chronologies of legislation and key events to reflect constancy and change, whilst ‘mapping’ the larger political, economic, social and cultural contexts, making it ideal for use as a textbook or a resource for teachers and students.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9783030797461
ISBN (Print)9783030797454
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2022
EventBook Launch - University of Birmingham via ZOOM, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Mar 2022 → …

Publication series

NameGender and History


  • women's history
  • history of education
  • gender theory
  • schooling
  • teaching


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