Art, Education and Gender

The Shaping of Female Ambition
by Dr Gill Hopper

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

Publication Date: October 06, 2015

ISBN: 9781137408587

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Why do girls study art and why do girls become primary teachers? This book examines and reveals the powerful influence of the family, the school and the state in shaping female identity and constructing notions of gender appropriateness. As part of this focus, it also discusses the status of art at school in comparison with science and maths and the position of women artists in society. It considers if Art Education may be complicit in the failure of many artistically girls to fully exploit their talent as potential artists.