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School for girls, school for women: education at school, programs, standards and professional gendered roles

Under the direction of Hélène Buisson-Fenet

Published on : February 8, 2017

Title in French: "École des filles, école des femmes : l’institution scolaire face aux parcours, normes et rôles professionnels sexués"

École des filles, école des femmes : l’institution scolaire face aux parcours, normes et rôles professionnels sexués
This collective work, placed under the Direction of Hélène Buisson-Fenet, CNRS Researcher in Sociology at the Triangle, analyzes the place of girls and women in schools, when all international surveys are pointing to the gap between their over-achievement at school and their difficulty in making it to the top.

Excerpt:
"Work on the construction and reproduction of female and male identities regarding the sexual division of work and domestic life, gendered distinction and access to public positions and politics, have gradually helped to institutionalize the field of "gender studies" that is now well identified in France. Her first Congress, held at the ENS de Lyon in September 2014 (...) opened with a symposium focused on gender in schools, and specifically about “school for girls, school for women". (...) "Ten years after the re-editing of the eponymous book by the Educational sociologist Marie Duru-Bellat, the idea is to give an updated summary of the essential points (...)."


The book has 3 parts:
  • the origins of female self-selection
  • making do with stereotypes and androcentric standards
  • "work in education": second nature


References: École des filles, école des femmes : l’institution scolaire face aux parcours, normes et rôles professionnels sexués, published in 2017, Boeck Supérieur. 266 pages



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