9780750708159

Counting Girls Out

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750708159

  • ISBN10:

    0750708158

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1998-07-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

The question of girls' attainment in mathematics is met with every kind of myth, false 'evidence', and theorizing about the gendered body and the gendered mind. The Girls and Mathematics Unit led by Valeria Walkerdine, over a period of ten years, carried out a detailed theoretical and empirical investigation in this area. The book tackles issues and prejudice and examines and puts into perspective many claims that have been made about women's minds. It also probes the relationship between evidence and explanation: why are girls still taken to be lacking when they perform well, but boys are credited even when they do not?

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Series Editor's Preface vii
Introduction Changing Views of `The Gender Problem' in Mathematics 1(14)
Paul Ernest
Subtracting the Feminine
15(4)
The Truth about Girls
19(10)
Science, Reason and the Female Mind
29(13)
Mothers and Daughters at Four
42(17)
Power and Gender in Nursery School
59(8)
Entering Infant School
67(15)
10-Year-Olds
82(17)
Junior-Secondary Transition
99(14)
Entering Secondary School
113(22)
The Fourth Year
135(16)
Examining Mathematics Texts
151(8)
No Charge: Political Arithmetic for Women
159(9)
Afterword Valerie Walkerdine 168(4)
Bibliography 172(6)
Index 178

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