Which girls are ‘Learning to Lose’? Gender, Class, Race in the Classroom.



Alison Jones challenges Dale Spenders' assumption that power dynamics in single sex schools give girls the 'chance to speak' by sharing the results of an ethnographic study. She illustrates the race based discrimination girls experience in accessing the attention of the teacher and for opportunities to 'be heard'.

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Primary author: Jones, Alison

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: Women Studies Association

Publication format: Journal article

Publication date:

Publication place: Wellington

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre,

Catalog reference: Education 2: Programme on Racism (POR) Box 4

Collection: Mitzi Nairn

Sector: Education – secondary, Education – tertiary

Informal group: Māori, Pasifika, Youth

Culture related topics: Racism

General related topics: How to teach

Historical period: 20th