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The Miseducation of Women by James Tooley


The Miseducation of Women by James Tooley

Girls and boys are different. So why do our schools insist on treating them as identical? Bringing together many women's voices, from Bridget Jones to Simone de Beauvoir, Betty Friedan to Germaine Greer, Mr. Tooley challenges education's sacred cows, demanding a radical rethinking of sexual politics and a fairer way forward for women. This book is...carefully wrought to engage readers who might be coming from very different directions. -Times Educational Supplement.


The truth in Prof. Tooley's polemic lies not so much in what he says about the national curriculum...Rather, it is in his spirited assault on the 'hidden

-those underlying messages that schools send pupils. London Telegraph This book is designed to create a stir. It is carefully wrought to engage readers who might be coming from very different directions... I disagreed passionately with much of Tooley's thesis ... but he does engage the reader. -- Caroline St. John-Brooks Times Educational Supplement ...Sensible and well-argued. Evangelical Now A new and enthusiastic entrant into the [gender] debate takes the argument to a different, altogether more controversial level. London Evening Standard

About the Author

James Tooley is professor of education policy at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and author of Reclaiming Education and The Global Education Industry. He writes frequently for the London Times, the Guardian, the New Statesman, and other newspapers and periodicals. He lives in England.

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Publication date

21st July 2003


James Tooley

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Ivan R Dee, Inc


272 pages


Politics & government
Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects



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