Gender, Youth and Education in Early 21st Century Spain

This book is an introduction to the role played by Spanish formal education in providing feminist pedagogies to adolescents and young people, throughout the first two decades of the 21st century. The images of Spanish feminist protests in recent years, with a considerable presence of young girls but also boys, have spread around the world. But what is their relationship with gender-based inequalities? What is the role of formal education in their understanding of social reality? The authors combine a sociological and historical analysis of the social and educational changes that have taken place in Spanish youth during these decades, with a pedagogical orientation towards practice.

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Marta García Lastra, Ph.D. (2004), University of Deusto (Spain), is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cantabria (Spain). Her main area of research focuses on the analysis of gender inequalities in society, especially at school. She has published several articles and books on this subject.

Lorea Romero Gutiérrez is a predoctoral researcher at the University of Cantabria (Spain). Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses on feminist knowledge and curricular innovation. Her research interests include feminist theories and methodologies, sociology of education, social studies of science and youth research.
Contents
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 Introduction
 1 Spanish Adolescence and Youth through a Gendered and Feminist Lens
 2 An Advanced Country in Gender Equality Legislation
 3 Despite the Legislation: Feminist Knowledge in the Educational Curricula
 4 Putting Coeducation into Practice: How Schools Can Help Achieve Equality
 5 Perspectives
 Bibliography
Scholars, university students and teachers in the areas of Sociology, Education, Gender Studies and Social Sciences in general, but also high school teachers and youth policies makers.