Historian Kim Tolley has written an important book....Tolley is the first to bring together th ediverse elements of the story in a comprehensive way. In fact, no one has really studied the history of science education of American girls (elementary through secondary) as thoroughly as she has....Tolley retains a firm hand and does not take sides.American Journal of Education
Making use of vignettes, quantitative data, and illustrations, this richly written book traces the complex series of events that led to the domination of males in school science by the 20th century. A must-read for every scholar with interest in gender, issues of equity, history of education, and science education. Practitioners in science will also find this treatment of women and science education insightful.Choice
Wide ranging in its coverage and sometimes provocative in its analysis....This pioneering book will surely encourage further study of issues of gender and science education.Isis, March 2004The Science Education of American Girls
is an important contribution to the literature that analyzes the relationship between girls and science and math
...in a highly readable and very well-researched volume, she documents some of the social, cultural, and economic factors involved in the shift from science being a female-dominated field of study to its becoming a male-dominated field..Science Education, 2004
Kim Tolley's The Science Educatioin of American Girls will stand as a model of scholarship in the history of education..
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About the Author
is an independent writer and scholar, formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California.