Constructing a New Vision: Undoing Gender through Secondary Education in Honduras

@article{MurphyGraham2009ConstructingAN,
  title={Constructing a New Vision: Undoing Gender through Secondary Education in Honduras},
  author={Erin Murphy-Graham},
  journal={International Review of Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={503-521}
}
  • E. Murphy-Graham
  • Published 11 September 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Review of Education
This article presents results from a qualitative study on how the Honduran secondary education programme, Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (SAT), attempts to “undo gender” (Deutsch 2007: 122) by encouraging students to rethink gender relations in their everyday lives in a way that reflects their increased consciousness of gender equality. My findings suggest that SAT increased women’s gender consciousness and this heightened their desire for change in the domestic sphere. In some instances… 
Encountering Culture through Gender Norms in International Education: The Case of Volunteers in Ecuador
Demonstrating how international education programs can be used to study theoretical issues relevant to comparative education, this article reports on a scholarly analysis of 83 handover letters
Engendering Agency: The Differentiated Impact of Educational Initiatives in Zambia and India
Efforts to interrupt the reproduction of unequal gender relations in schools involve alternative practices and pedagogies intended to transform students’ notions of gender and gender relations.
Using ‘classic reading instruction’ to raise students’ gender awareness: Students’ perceptions of their learning experiences at a Taiwanese university
ABSTRACT Although much research has focused on exploring different pedagogies for cultivating students’ awareness and competencies, few studies have actually looked into how this can be done to
Enactments of Youth Agency to Resist, Transgress, and Undo Traditional Gender Norms in Honduras
This chapter investigates the ways youth employed their agency to resist, transgress, and undo traditional gender norms within their homes and communities. Building on the gender, education, and
Learning in a Militarized Context: Exploring Afghan Women’s Experiences of Higher Education in ‘Post-Conflict’ Afghanistan
This study examines the repercussions of the war on terror and subsequent occupation of Afghanistan, on the daily (gendered) life experiences of Afghan women. I argue that such wars are markers of
Teachers’ Perceptions of Disabilities on the Island of Roatán, Honduras
Purpose: Roatan, a small island in Honduras, is home to six ethnic groups. Due to financial constraints, many children have limited access to schooling. This article is a study on teachers’
The reinforcement and reproduction of gender stereotypes in high schools in mainland China
It is impossible to separate gender issues in the Chinese context from its political, historical, and cultural as well as language environment. The infamous oppression of women, such as polygamy and
In The Midst of Gender Norms
Gender equality in South African education has been part of a larger vision of a just, democratic and truly united country (National Gender Policy Framework, n.d.). Looking back, massive efforts were
Exploring the Shared Cores of Gender Issues: The Significance of Same-Sex Interactions as Pathways to Equality and Reconciliation
Achieving gender reconciliation involves the consideration of many different conflicts between the sexes, from institutional to individual conflict. Men and women have identified inequality in
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 34 REFERENCES
Teaching the Boys: New Research on Masculinity, and Gender Strategies for Schools
  • R. Connell
  • Sociology, Education
    Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
  • 1996
This article draws on new social-scientific research on masculinity to develop a framework for understanding gender issues in the education of boys. Gender is constructed within institutional and
Opening the black box: women’s empowerment and innovative secondary education in Honduras
This article aims to clarify the relationship between education and women’s empowerment. Drawing from qualitative data collected in a study of four Garifuna villages on the north coast of Honduras,
Romancing the State: Gender and Power in Education
  • N. Stromquist
  • Sociology, Economics
    Comparative Education Review
  • 1995
Politics, politicians, policies. These are concepts about which women are socialized into feeling distant and alien: distant because these terms belong to the public sphere and alien because they
Gender, Education and Development: Beyond Access to Empowerment
* Contents * Introduction - Christine Heward and Sheila Bunwaree * Part 1: Changing Political Contexts * 1. The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on Gender and Household Educational
Cool Guys, Swots and Wimps: The Interplay of Masculinity and Education.
Most educational work concerned with changes in gender relations has been addressed to girls, justified on ‘equal opportunity’ principles, and governed by ‘sex‐role’ theories. This framework is not
Changing Gender Practices within the Household
While recent emphasis has been placed on transformations of gender in the public sphere, changes in gender relations between heterosexual couples in the domestic sphere have been less fully developed
“Doing Gender”
Abstract Through thinking about and empirically analyzing lesbigay domestic arrangements in Sweden, this paper aims at broadening the understanding of gender and further developing the “doing gender”
Relational Resources, Gender Consciousness and Possibilities of Change in Marital Relationships
Investigating the possibilities of change in marital relationships, we argue, involves examining the interplay of gender consciousness, relational resources and material circumstances in their
The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education
SECTION ONE: GENDER THEORY AND METHODOLOGY Introduction The 'Nature of Gender' - Becky Francis Understanding Men: Gender Sociology and the New International Research on Masulinities - R.W. Connell
Undoing Gender
“Doing Gender,” West and Zimmerman's (1987) landmark article, highlighted the importance of social interaction, thus revealing the weaknesses of socialization and structural approaches. However,
...
...