ERIC Number: EJ777718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 76
Sister-Matic: Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education
Teaching in Higher Education, v12 n5-6 p607-620 Oct 2007
This article theorises findings from a research project investigating gender equity in Commonwealth higher education. The study interrogated enablers and impediments to gender equity in South Africa, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Tanzania. The focus of inquiry was access, curriculum transformation and staff development. This article examines one aspect of the project, that is, how the principles of gender mainstreaming have been applied to curriculum transformation. This will be explored in the context of the implementation gap between macro international and national policies for gender equality and meso and micro level change. Policies for gender equality in general, and gender mainstreaming in particular, have been developed internationally, and variously interpreted at national and organisational levels. The comparative nature of the project should help to broaden debates on equity in the globalised knowledge economy.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mainstreaming, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Gender Issues, Access to Education, Curriculum Development, Staff Development, Public Policy, Foreign Policy, Gender Bias, Feminism, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Department for International Development, London (England).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Tanzania; Uganda; United Kingdom