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ERIC Number: EJ891671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Gender Mainstreaming: Myths and Measurement in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania
Morley, Louise
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v40 n4 p533-550 Jul 2010
This article critically examines the concept of gender mainstreaming and raises questions about a series of category slippages in debates and discussions. Some key concerns are the way in which women are constructed as a unified analytical category, and how gender equality is frequently reduced to issues of representation. It also critically interrogates how gender mainstreaming initiatives can be undermined by sexist practices such as sexual harassment. Focusing on higher education, it draws on empirical data from the research project "Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Developing an Equity Scorecard" (sussex.ac.uk/wphegt). Central arguments relate to the call for intersectional analyses and how GM needs to go beyond access and representation and address feminist concerns with the way in which gendered power and privilege are enacted in everyday social relations in higher education institutions. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana; Tanzania