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Manathunga, Catherine – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2015
This article is based upon my keynote presentation to the 42nd ANZCIES Conference held at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane from November 26-28, 2014. It explores the ways in which an assemblage of transcultural and postcolonial theories allow us to productively unsettle Education at a time when dominant neoliberal discourses risk…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Social Theories
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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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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