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Michell, Dee; Szorenyi, Anna; Falkner, Katrina; Szabo, Claudia – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
Computer science, like technology in general, is seen as a masculine field and the under-representation of women an intransigent problem. In this paper, we argue that the cultural belief in Australia that computer science is a domain for men results in many girls and women being chased away from that field as part of a border protection campaign…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Gender Differences, Females, Foreign Countries
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Fraser, Heather; Michell, Dee; Beddoe, Liz; Jarldorn, Michele – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In this article, we report on a feminist memory work project conducted with 11 working-class women in Australia. Participants responded to the question: "what helps and hinders working-class women study social science degrees?" The women confirmed that to succeed at university, they needed opportunities, resources, support and…
Descriptors: Working Class, Females, Higher Education, Social Sciences
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O'Donovan, Denis – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2006
In this paper I argue that the move towards devolved modes of educational governance provides significant opportunities for feminist and pro-feminist constructionist research to impact on the types of "gender work" used by schools. Research-based understandings of gender in schools have been on the defensive in Australia and elsewhere…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Feminism, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Shelley, Karen; McCuaig, Louise – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: An emerging body of Physical Education scholarship is addressing the challenge of preparing Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) students to enact a socio-critically informed Health Education [Leahy, D., and L. McCuaig. 2014. "Disrupting the Field: Teacher Education in Health Education." In "Health Education:…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Social Justice
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Bryant, Lia; Pini, Barbara – Journal of Rural Studies, 2009
The interrelationship between gender and class in rural spaces has received little attention. While rural scholars have focused on the implications for class from processes of gentrification and agricultural and rural restructuring, these analyses have remained largely ungendered. Similarly, feminist rural studies have rarely explored subjectivity…
Descriptors: Feminism, Moral Values, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Keddie, Amanda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
This paper presents data from an interview-based case study of a secondary school located in a suburban area of Queensland (Australia). The school is a non-traditional education site designed to support disadvantaged girls, many of whom are Indigenous, and is highly regarded for its holistic approach to gender and cultural inclusion and equity.…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Holistic Approach