'A Revolution now absorbed': Girls in former Boys' Schools

Fuller, Mary and Dooley, Pauline and Ayles, Rosemary (1997) 'A Revolution now absorbed': Girls in former Boys' Schools. Educational Studies, 23 (3). pp. 405-415. ISSN 0305-5698

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Abstract

A number of elite boys’ schools in England have admitted girls for over 30 years, some thereby becoming mixed schools. In other schools, girls remain a very small minority. This paper focuses upon prospectuses from the latter type of school, arguing that prospectuses are particularly valuable as a basis for judging schools’ policies and practices in their own terms. The researchers ask questions about the nature of this form of ‘co-education’, particularly as it affects girls’ educational and social opportunities. On balance, the prospectuses paint a picture of boys’ schools which happen to have girls in them rather than of schools whose policies and practices have become genuinely co-educational.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coeducation, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Males, Sex Bias, Single Sex Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, United Kingdom
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Computing and Applied Sciences > School of Natural & Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Learning and Professional Contexts
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2015 10:05
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1316

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