Poor intelligence 5

May 24, 2002

It is interesting that James Tooley's romantic and yet scurrilous educational policy publications should receive so much attention in the quality press. His notions of women's education reveal narcissism, envy and fear rather than any rational or evidential approach to educational provision and widening participation. He does not value women's educational abilities, and does not seek to exploit them through education and employment but prefers traditional family lives.

The newly formed Gender and Education Association is gathering further evidence for policy-makers and welcomes further contributions on the proper education of women.

Miriam E. David
Co-chair, GEA
University of Keele
m.david@educ.keele.ac.uk

Christina Hughes
Co-chair, GEA University of Warwick
c.l.hughes@warwick.ac.uk

Carrie Paechter
Goldsmiths College
University of London

Elaine Millard
University of Sheffield

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