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Lander, Vini; Santoro, Ninetta – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
This qualitative study investigated the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) teacher educators in England and Australia working within the predominantly white space of the academy. Data analysis was informed by a multidimensional theoretical framework drawing on Critical Race Theory, whiteness and Puwar's concept of the Space Invader.…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teaching Experience, Minority Group Teachers, Blacks
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Jenkins, Louise – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Australia is currently responding to an international trend that encourages social inclusion and the provision of equal opportunity for all. In a climate that is encouraging and supporting social inclusion, it can be enriching to look back at Australia's history and consider the benefits that have been gained in a previous era when people were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Opera, Musical Composition
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Wilson, Katie; Wilks, Judith – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
The growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in Australian higher education from 1959 to the present is notable statistically, but below population parity. Distinct patterns in government policy-making and programme development, inconsistent funding and political influences, together with Indigenous representation during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Educational Opportunities
OECD Publishing, 2016
Socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged students are not equally exposed to mathematics problems and concepts at school. Exposure to mathematics at school has an impact on performance, and disadvantaged students' relative lack of familiarity with mathematics partly explains their lower performance. Widening access to mathematics content…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Pyke, Joanne – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2013
Women remain a minority in the Australian professoriate despite decades of equal opportunity policy. This article discusses the findings of an intensive case study that investigates why women's representation declines at the most senior academic levels. Through in-depth interviews with 24 women, the study explores the extent to which women's…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Athanasou, James A. – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2010
The principle of decent work was first espoused in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since 1999 the International Labour Organisation has operated according to a Decent Work Agenda and in recent times the movement towards the provision of decent work as a means of improving the quality of life has gathered momentum. Decent work is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Civil Rights, Quality of Working Life
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Bessant, Judith – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2012
In this article, I ask how university students with disabilities negotiate with staff arrangements for alternative assessment practices. I draw on three case studies using a personal pronoun perspective to challenge the conventional view that educational policy and teaching practice are forms of rational action. I demonstrate how the lives of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Inclusion, Alternative Assessment, Disabilities
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Hemphill, Dennis; Symons, Caroline – Quest, 2009
Sport-crazy Australia embodies in the public imagination a "fair go" ethos, giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. At the same time, sport can be seen by others to be the last bastion of male power, which can make sport participation difficult for those perceived to be or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality
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Ryan, Janette – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Although more students with learning disabilities (LD) are enrolling in Australian universities, their learning needs are not well understood. This article reports on the experiences of students with LD who are encouraged to enter the academy by Australian university policies and government legislation but, once there, find that the promise of…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yeung, Polly H. Y.; Passmore, Anne E.; Packer, Tanya L. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2008
Background: Citizenship participation by young adults has reciprocal benefits both for the individual and for society. This paper provides an insight into the ways young people with cerebral palsy (CP) perceive their citizenship experiences, and also examines factors which may influence citizenship participation for this group. Method: Qualitative…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Cerebral Palsy, Young Adults, Foreign Countries
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Cavanagh, Jillian; Fisher, Ron – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2008
Purpose: This research aims to extend the traditional cultural divide between male and female lawyers by examining contradictory workplace policies that discriminate against the work and education of female auxiliary workers within general legal practice in Australia. Design/methodology/approach: The study uses membership categorisation devices,…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Females, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
Jerrim, John – Sutton Trust, 2013
Economic inequality is high and rising in a number of developed countries, including in the United Kingdom and the United States. There are growing concerns that this may have negative implications for equality of opportunity, and the extent to which social disadvantage is transmitted across generations. It is widely believed that providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Background, Developed Nations
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Thornton, Margaret – Australian Universities' Review, 2008
With particular regard to gender, this paper considers the rise and fall of EEO in Australian universities over the last 30 years. The paper argues that EEO, a product of social liberalism, had barely been introduced before it became a casualty of the Dawkins reforms and the transformation of the university. Corporatisation resulted in top-down…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Critical Theory, Social Justice
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Ozkanli, Ozlem; White, Kate – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2008
This study explores leadership styles and gender in higher education (HE) by examining representation of female professors in Australian and Turkish universities and identifying barriers to achieving seniority. The paper explores factors, including leadership styles, which explain the higher representation of female professors in Turkey, despite…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Leadership Styles, Affirmative Action
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Sharma, Rajendra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2008
The Australian higher education system has experienced significant changes since the mid-1980s. Notable are introduction of an income-contingent loan (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme) for "government" funded places; changing from aid to trade with respect to international students, including introduction of full fees for such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Government, Accountability, Public Agencies
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