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ERIC Number: ED474285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Issues of Gender. Symposium.
This symposium is comprised of three papers on issues of gender in human resource development (HRD). "The Impact of Awareness and Action on the Implementation of a Women's Network" (Laura L. Bierema) reports on research to examine how gender consciousness emerges through the formation of in-company networks to promote corporate women's status. It finds that many corporate women are aware of the obstacles their gender presents to advancement, yet they are unable to raise their voices or take action addressing such problems due to fear or denial. "The Process of Women's Gender Consciousness Development" (Laura L. Bierema) explores women's gender consciousness development and finds it is impacted by these three key dynamics: identity development through learning "the hidden curriculum" that teaches girls and women subordination to the dominant patriarchal system of power; becoming aware of gender power relations, critiquing them, and ultimately rejecting them; and taking connected action to change gendered power relations. "Gender, Power, and Office Politics" (Ya-Hui Lien) explores the experiences of Taiwanese female clerical workers and how they deal with office politics. (These three major themes emerged about their powerless experiences: powerlessness and frustration result from the structural barriers, powerlessness and frustration result from the behavioral barriers, and powerlessness and frustrations require accommodation and rationalization.) The second and third paper include substantial references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan