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ERIC Number: EJ941301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
"Quietly Stripping the Pastels": The Undergraduate Gender Gap
Yakaboski, Tamara
Review of Higher Education, v34 n4 p555-580 Sum 2011
The "new" gender gap refers to women as the majority of the undergraduate student population, and the national newspaper discourse on this trend represents a value system that translates into societal implications and potential policy. The media portrays a "boy crisis" with male students as the victims of female students' enrollment success. The guiding objective in this feminist discourse analysis is to identify and analyze the rhetoric used in three national newspaper sources to highlight the gendered stereotypes that shape public and higher education opinions and is harmful to the success of both men and women students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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