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Martin, Jane – Gender and Education, 2013
This article explores feminist interventions in urban school politics. First, it argues that the female contribution was an essential component to politics and policy making in the 120-year period that London had a single education authority. Second, it suggests that these women politicians were advocates of a cultural praxis that involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Martin, Jane – Gender and Education, 2011
A central principle of 1970s feminism was a concern with making women visible and the historical creation of women's public voices is an important methodological premise of feminist research. When written, biographies of female actors "recovered" from the condescension of posterity, can illuminate the telling of individual and collective…
Descriptors: Females, Biographies, Intellectual History, Change Agents
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Martin, Jane – Gender and Education, 2005
This article tells the stories of four middle class, white, English women whose participation in educational policy making is little known: Annie Leigh Browne (1851-1936), Margaret MacDonald (1870-1911), Hilda Miall-Smith (born 1861) and Honnor Morten (1861-1913). In doing so, it provides a perspective on the circumstances that enabled or…
Descriptors: Social History, Activism, Feminism, Biographies
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Blaxer, Loraine; Hughes, Christina; Preston, Rosemary; Martin, Jane – Gender and Education, 2000
Reflects on the direction and progress of feminist debates in education from 1995-2000, outlining this journal's extracurricular developments and analyzing the content of papers published in the journal during those years. The analysis both confirms some stereotypes of feminist scholarship relating to education and highlights the impact of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism