Gender and Education

Module 21564

School of Education

This module will take gender as the central theoretical framework to explore access to, participation in and the outcomes of education. You will begin by exploring what is gender? And why is it relevant to the analysis of education? Areas to be covered include the gendered nature of subject choice, the construction of masculinity and schooling and the role of gender in teacher recruitment and teacher identities. The module takes a global perspective, exploring education in the developing world and the backlash against girls becoming ‘too’ education in Mainland China. Education is defined in its broadest sense and the module considers students’ experiences from primary to tertiary education. The historical context is also important to aid our understanding of gender and education in the 21st century.

Module Lead

Dr Sarah Aiston


20 credits

Contact time

Lectures (10 hours), Seminars (20 hours), Tutorial (1 hour), Guided independent study (169 hours)


Essay (3,000 words) 100% 



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