Imperfect Tools: The Role of Textbooks in Providing a Gender Balanced History Curriculum in Ireland

By Jennifer Redmond, Maryann Valiulis, Deirdre Raftery and Judith Harford.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper is based on a national research project on gender balance issues in the state history curriculum in second level schools.

Keywords: Gender Balance, History, Women’s History, Curriculum, Textbooks, Educational Policy, Teaching

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp.179-186. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 791.335KB).

Ms Jennifer Redmond

Jennifer Redmond is a researcher at the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin. She worked on the Gender History Project in conjunction with the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin, researching textbook and examination content. She works on research projects variously funded by Irish state bodies, including the Department of Education and Science. She is also working on a PhD thesis on Irish women's emigration, 1922-1948.

Dr Maryann Valiulis

Dr Maryann Valiulis, is the Director of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin as well as directing the Research Unit of the Centre. Trained as a historian, Dr Valiulis has published extensively in the field of Irish history, including both traditional and women's history. She is currently completing a book on Irish women in the 1920's and 1930s.

Dr Deirdre Raftery

Dr Deirdre Raftery, is a lecturer in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin, and has published books and papers on the history of education, and on women and learning. She is a Research Associate at Girton College, Cambridge (2005), and at the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Judith Harford

Dr Judith Harford, is a Lecturer in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin. Her research interests include women's history, history of education and teacher professional development. She is author of The Opening of University Education to Women in Ireland (Dublin: Irish Academic Press: 2006).

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