When new programs, policies, and practices are constructed with women’s voices and values, the approaches to analysis and evaluation may also need remodelling, as shown in the next chapters.

Pressure from the women’s movement in Netherlands led to the governmentsupported Mother’s School. Chapter 9, Geert ten Dam’s analysis of the schools’ operations, ‘School identities and subject positions: Building a feminist policy within schools for adults’, situates the school within historical, economic, ideological and political developments. Those developments provide the backdrop for events around changing ideologies, demographic shifts and identity policies (revolving around race, class and gender). Thus, ten Dam explains the policy outcomes within a wide political context, and avoids a simplistic explanation of the individual participants’ failures and successes.