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ERIC Number: ED438765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 288
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-951-570-456-1
Hard Work in the Academy: Research and Interventions on Gender Inequalities in Higher Education.
Fogelberg, Paul, Ed.; Hearn, Jeff, Ed.; Husu, Liisa, Ed.; Mankkinnen, Teija, Ed.
This collection brings together papers initially presented at a conference held in Helsinki (Finland) on gender equality in higher education in several European countries and elsewhere. Following an introductory chapter by the authors, the 30 chapters (separately authored) are grouped under the following topics: national politics and policies; students; academic work and careers; management; sexualities; women's studies; and strategies and interventions for change. The first group of chapters covers national politics and policies in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Norway. The next chapters examine problems for students in England and Flanders. Other chapters discuss academic work and careers in Israel, Belgium, Australia, Finland and the United States. Three chapters examine management issues in the United Kingdom and Russia; and four chapters focus on issues concerning gay, lesbian and bisexual students and staff in higher education. A sixth section covers women's studies; and in the final section, strategies and interventions for change are set forth. The study notes that while questions of gender inequality are remarkably persistent throughout the world, the form they take and the strategies employed vary. Appended is an agenda for the conference and a description (including subscription information) of the European Network on Gender Equality in Higher Education. (Individual chapters contain references.) (RH)
Helsinki University Press, POB 4 (Vuorikatu 3), FIN-00014 University of Helsinki. Tel: 09-7010-2363; Fax: 09-7010-2374; email:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Israel; United States