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Yates, Lyn – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2008
This article revisits the development of feminist research and policy in education in Australia in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s from the perspective of the present decade. The purpose is to give one insider's account of the specificities of that initial period, and to use that analysis to draw attention to changes evident in the context and agendas…
Descriptors: Feminism, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Womens Education
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Eisele, Heather; Stake, Jayne – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2008
Feminist theorists have suggested that feminism provides a number of benefits for women, particularly regarding self-evaluations. However, most studies have conflated feminist attitudes and feminist identity. The main goal of this study was to assess the differential relationships of feminist attitudes and feminist identity to self-efficacy. Four…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Mohipp, Charmaine; Senn, Charlene Y. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2008
This study compared the perceptions of 172 graduate students to traditional versus contrapower sexual harassment. Graduate students are a unique sample due to their dual role as a student and a teacher. After controlling for attitudes toward feminism and sexual harassment, participants viewed contrapower sexual harassment as less indicative of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Sexual Harassment, Student Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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King, Kimberly R. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2003
This study examined the effects of three types of group consciousness among African American women ("ethnic," "feminist," and "womanist") on prejudice attributions and appraised personal significance ("centrality") of a negative intergroup event. African American female college students (N = 123) imagined themselves in an audiotaped scenario in…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, African Americans, Attribution Theory
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Martin, Jane – Gender and Education, 2011
A central principle of 1970s feminism was a concern with making women visible and the historical creation of women's public voices is an important methodological premise of feminist research. When written, biographies of female actors "recovered" from the condescension of posterity, can illuminate the telling of individual and collective…
Descriptors: Females, Biographies, Intellectual History, Change Agents
Bank, Barbara J., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
This comprehensive, encyclopedic review explores gender and its impact on American higher education across historical and cultural contexts. Challenging recent claims that gender inequities in U.S. higher education no longer exist, the contributors--leading experts in the field--reveal the many ways in which gender is embedded in the educational…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Higher Education, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Practices
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White, Aaronette M. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2011
Intersectionality takes into account how inequalities of race, gender, class, and sexuality "intersect," or work in combined ways, in the lives of Black women and other women of color. As a holistic teaching approach, it also has relevance for all people, male and female, straight and gay, rich and poor, and along the various continuums…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Americans, Females, College Faculty
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Twenge, Jean M. – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
This author became intrigued by the idea that her generation, who had grown up reaping the benefits of second-wave feminism, might differ from previous generations in their attitudes toward women. What was unclear was how this period of progress might have combined with feminist backlash in affecting subsequent generations' responses to typical…
Descriptors: Females, Attitudes, Gender Issues, Feminism
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Sadker, David – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2000
Examines the salient and current research on gender progress and problems in U.S. schools, discussing some of the disturbing cultural developments that have distorted and politicized educational equity. Focuses on the top 10 gender bias problems found in the schools and discusses the effect of social resistance to feminism, female concerns, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females
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Mookerjea, Sourayan – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2009
This essay explores the cultural-pedagogical logic of what the author calls the perlocutionary effect of transcendence that the "discourse of the West" produces. This discourse provides a fortified interiority beyond history, but also a door through which racisms, imperialisms, and fascisms of the past can possibly return. The second…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Crisis Management, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
Lawson-Graves, Winifert E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Increasingly, females are taking the helm as president of colleges and universities in the United States, yet men still hold the majority of presidential positions (ACE, 2012). The Ivy League is an exception. In the Ivy League, the presidency is held by an equal number of females and males. For three of four Ivy League institutions where females…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Creativity, College Presidents, Females
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Wilson, Dolly Smith – Gender and Education, 2007
The interwar decades saw a bitter recruiting war between the NUT (National Union of Teachers), the National Union of Women Teachers (NUWT), and the National Association of Schoolmasters (NAS), which like the NUWT broke away from the NUT in the early 1920s. The NAS opposed the NUT's official policy shift to support equal pay for male and female…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Power Structure, Unions
Bank, Barbara J., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
This book represents the second of two volumes in a two-volume set where educators explore the intersection of gender and education. Their entries deal with educational theories, research, curricula, practices, personnel, and policies, but also with variations in the gendering of education across historical and cultural contexts. The various…
Descriptors: Universities, Females, Educational Theories, Sororities
Franklin, Annette – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This oral history study addressed the problem of under-representation of minority teachers through the voices and perspectives of five African American female paraprofessional teacher aides who entered the teaching profession through participation in the Career Opportunities Program in Erie, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 1974. Two theoretical…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Race, Teacher Aides, Employment Opportunities
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Marks, Elaine – Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2000
Discusses directions in which literary, cultural, ethnic, and women's studies have moved in recent years, noting what has been lost by following certain discursive directions proposed by feminism and rejecting others. Examines the steady move toward separation of political from poetic and recommends a return to the literary imagination and…
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Higher Education, Literature
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