chapter  8
New Directions in Education: Gender as a Focus of Inquiry
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Second, those who have come to understand the influence of gender on the education of women have also described the parameters of that education in terms of education that is not schooling. This is significant when one is dealing with other populations whose education has been historically characterized by the most advanced forms of formal education. Closely related to this are the methodological approaches to the study of women's experience that emphasize the study of personal documents and biography that are often the only way of learning about the lives of people whose activities have not been part of the "public" domain.