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: This book reframes gender and education issues from a feminist and capabilities perspective through a multi-generational study of women as teachers. It explores how different understandings of gender, equality and education generate a variety of approaches with which to pursue gender equality in education. Through employing theÃÂ capabilities approach in a critical and innovative way to question justice, agency and well-being ÃÂ and also to evaluate valued functionings and capabilities, freedoms and lack of opportunities in womenÃ¢ÂÂs lives in Turkey it highlights the need forÃÂ constructing a gender-just society. The book takes a closer look at these womenÃ¢ÂÂs memories, in order to understand how gender roles were created, negotiated and contested, and how the transition to modern ways of socialising and existing was shaped and womenÃ¢ÂÂs emancipation was guided by women teachers as social actors, rather than as passive onlookers or oppressed individuals. It provides important insights and critical evidence to be used in the planning and implementation of education and social/gender policies.