ERIC Number: EJ708669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Reference Count: 65
The Impact of Race, Gender, and Culture in South African Higher Education
Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng; Mawila, Kaluke Felicity Ntwanano
Comparative Education Review, v48 n4 p396 Nov 2004
South Africa's government initiatives, such as the Commission on Gender Equality, the National Gender Forum, and the Office on the Status of Women, support efforts by its institutions of higher education to become more inclusive and equitable. Nevertheless, there remain fundamental obstacles to the lull participation of South African women in the management structures of academe. This article examines the obstacles of race, gender, and culture to the professional advancement of Black female scholars and administrators in South African institutions of higher education. Given the documented historical and continuing underrepresentation of South African women in this sector, it is important to understand their experiences in order to facilitate the establishment of institutional environments that will be supportive to their professional endeavors.
Descriptors: Gender Discrimination, Foreign Countries, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Promotion (Occupational), Race, Higher Education, Females, Disproportionate Representation, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa