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What happened to the link between the women’s movement and the fight for children’s rights?

Berry Mayall.  Once upon a time, English women fought for childhood – not just for gender equality with men. In 1900 women fought for suffrage, but also for a socialist society – a better deal for all. Children at that time had

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Posted in Childhood & early education

Sexual harassment at school: What can young people’s gender based activism tell us?

Jessica Ringrose and Hanna Retallack.  To teachers, students and researchers in the field of gender and education, the findings in the recent report “Sexism in Schools: ‘It’s just everywhere’ were not surprising. The study, commissioned by the National Education Union

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Tackling teaching about Trump: lessons from Black feminism

Jessica Ringrose and Victoria Showunmi.  Many school and university teachers around the world have been asking how to discuss the 2016 USA elections with children, young people and students in the aftermath of what has been called the most divisive

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Posted in curriculum & assessment, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

A feminist manifesto for education: gender equality has a long way to go

Miriam E David.  Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is now very much on the public agenda. It is even addressed through the BBC’s Radio 4’s Archers programme: the case about domestic violence in the Titchner family is arousing great

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Feminism is everywhere, but so is sexism. Do teachers understand what this means in the classroom?

Holly Maguire. When I was in Year 10, feminism was a word I vaguely associated with not wearing a bra, hating men and setting things on fire. But the world has moved on. Last term, one of my Year 10

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Posted in Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment