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The Science Education of American Girls: A Historical Perspective (Studies in the History of Education) Hardcover – October 27, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0415934725 ISBN-10: 0415934729

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in the History of Education
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (October 27, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415934729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415934725
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,852,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 2004

The 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..
Vol.45, No.1
–History of Education Quarterly, Spring 2005 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Kim Tolley is an independent writer and scholar, formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, California.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne-Marie Scholer on June 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent study of the education of girls and women in science (and mathematics) in the USA. Very well-written, especially for an academic text. My undergraduate students found it almost as interesting as I did, which is strong praise. I think it should be required for any graduate course in science education, or education and gender.
Anne-Marie Scholer, Endicott College
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
This well-written book offers primary source material that has radically altered this reviewer's thinking regarding women and science. Tolley demonstrates that science was indeed a "girls' subject," dispelling the common notion that it has always been exclusively within the male domain. The unexpected finding that proportionally more girls than boys studied science in early American academies is well substantiated. Thoroughly researched, this engaging volume concludes that, although the decline of science as a girls' subject in school was, in part, a result of discrimination, the decline of women's interest in science was also an unanticipated result of purposeful efforts to elevate the status of female education in the 19th century. Making use of vignettes, quantitative data, and illusrations, 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 interests 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. Summing up: Highly recommended. All university libraries; upper-division undergraduates and above. Copyright 2003 American Library Association
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