ATG Book of the Week: Feminisms and Educational Research

by | Oct 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Authors: Wendy Kohli and Nicholas C. Burbules.
Hardback: 978-0-8476-9902-5 ; $45.00 (£27.95)
eBook: 978-1-4422-1467-5 ; $39.99  (£24.95)
Imprint: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2012.


“…In Feminisms and Educational Research, the authors explore the various forms of feminisms, tracing their history and their relation to gendered knowledge and identity. Unlike other books on feminism, the authors do not attempt to push that a particular theory is more correct than another, but rather they give a complete overview of each of the forms of feminism.
The authors then couple the philosophical and theoretical ideas of western feminisms with the aims and conduct of educational research, exploring how they interact and influence each other. Focusing on more recent feminists, both in education and related disciplines, the book highlights illustrative examples from research to form a basis of understanding how the different feminisms have changed education…”


Feminisms and educational research written by Wendy Kohli, Ph.D., professor of educational foundations at Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions and Nicholas C. Burbules, Gutgsell Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , College of Education, has won a 2012 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) for their book “Feminism and Educational Research” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).

The book was nominated by a member of the organization and reviewed by a committee of AESA members. They decided the book “makes an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the Social Foundations of Education field” and added it to the 2012 winners list…

Feminisms and Educational Research” has been widely praised in academic circles.

“Smart, sophisticated and definitively comprehensive, Kohli and Burbules’s text moves feminist theory from an often-outsider place in educational research right into the mainstream,” said Lynn Stone, editor of “The Education Feminism Reader.” “Research knowledge is no longer just king but now queen.

“This is a must-read today as it will be for several decades to come.”

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