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By Sally Armstrong

This publication is set the ultimate frontier for ladies: having keep an eye on over your personal physique, no matter if in zones of clash, in rural villages, on college campuses or on your personal kitchen. contemporary reviews via economists comparable to Jeffrey Sachs and social scientists similar to Isobel Coleman declare that ladies who achieve such control--who are usually not oppressed--are the most important to fiscal justice and the tip to violence in constructing nations round the world.

Daughters of the Revolution will describe the perilous trip that introduced ladies so far. it is going to inform the dramatic and empowering tales of change-makers and view the lovely braveness, tenacity and wit they're utilizing to change the established order. it's the tale of a dawning of a brand new revolution, whose chapters are being written in mud-brick homes in Afghanistan and on Tehrir sq. in Cairo; within the forests of the Congo the place girls nonetheless cover from their attackers; and in a take care of in northern Kenya the place one hundred sixty ladies among three and 17 are pursuing a historical court docket case opposed to a central authority who didn't shield them from rape.

Women revolutionaries in Toronto and Nairobi, in Kabul and Caracas, in manhattan urban and Lahore are making heritage. ladies across the world are marching to protest honour killing, polygamy, stoning and a dozen different religiously or culturally sanctified acts of violence. Sally Armstrong will carry us those voices from the barricades, inspiring and courageous.

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Lauding the virtues of explicit teaching chimes with a rather different agenda. On the one hand, it strengthens a commitment to a publiclyfunded education system by insisting it can work for everyone, whilst on the other it suggests a reason for why the system has failed so far, namely poor teaching (Ofsted, 1993). Explicit teaching becomes the cure-all which will turn the current state of affairs round, a new pedagogic practice for new times (Bourne, 2000). There is much to be applauded in the democratic impulse which underpins this view.

She sees femininity as having a broader canvas to play on, for girls can to some extent move into boys’ territory, whereas boys’ masculinity remains more fiercely policed. In her account, there is a high price to pay for masculine success. Some boys do well but only at the expense of their peers. By contrast, 35 LITERACY AND GENDER Solsken sees risks for both boys and girls as they make choices over how to position themselves around literacy. For her, becoming literate holds a particular social charge which all children must negotiate.

This is widely interpreted as re-balancing the curriculum in a more gender-neutral way by both matching boys’ existing interests more closely whilst offering girls access to more powerful linguistic genres (Martin, 1985). Some of the difficulties with these approaches will be explored in later chapters, in particular the assumption that narrative is itself intrinsically gendered. ) 25 LITERACY AND GENDER However, at this stage in the book I want to turn to two rather different analyses of gender inequalities in attainment which explore the issues in other ways: Bente Elkjaer’s work on gender and information technology and Judith Solsken’s work on gender and literacy learning (Elkjaer, 1992; Solsken, 1993).

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