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The science education of American girls : a historical perspective / Kim Tolley.

Tolley, Kimberley 2003

Available at LHL STAR Collection - Open Stacks    (Q183.3 .A1 T64 2003 )(GetIt)

  • Title:
    The science education of American girls : a historical perspective / Kim Tolley.
  • Author: Tolley, Kimberley
  • Subjects: Science -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History; Women -- Education -- United States -- History
  • Imprint: New York : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
  • Physical format: xvi, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Geography opens the door -- Science for ladies, classics for gentlemen -- "What will be the use of this study?" -- From arithmetic to higher mathematics -- The rise of natural history -- "Study nature, not books" -- Other paths, other opportunities -- Physics for boys.
  • Summary: Publisher's description: The Science Education of American Girls provides a comparative analysis of the science education of adolescent boys and girls, and analyzes the evolution of girls' scientific interests from the antebellum era through the twentieth century. Kim Tolley expands the understanding of the structural and cultural obstacles that emerged to transform what, in the early nineteenth century, was regarded as a "girl's subject." As the form and content of pre-college science education developed, Tolley argues, direct competition between the sexes increased. Subsequently, the cultural construction of science as a male subject limited access and opportunity for girls.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-274) and index.
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9780415934725 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
    ISBN: 0415934729 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
    ISBN: 9780415934732 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    ISBN: 0415934737 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    LCCN: 2002010793
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