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ERIC Number: EJ884304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Opportunities and Barriers: Gendered Reality in Chinese Higher Education
Liu, Bohong; Li, Yani
Frontiers of Education in China, v5 n2 p197-221 Jun 2010
In the field of Chinese higher education, gender is still a significant issue, as is a general ignorance of gender discrimination against women. Issues related to gender can be observed throughout the process of education: at the time of entering an institution, during the educational process and as an outcome of education. The following seven aspects of sexual discrimination occur in Chinese higher education system: (1) Fewer opportunities for women in higher education than for men; (2) within disciplines and specializations there exists the phenomena of gender segregation and diffluence; (3) considerable gender difference exists in the distribution of school resources; (4) teaching materials and teaching content are gender discriminatory; (5) within higher education institutions, student organizations have a degree of gender imbalance; (6) campus culture has a hidden agenda of gender discrimination; and (7) employment prospects for women tend to be unequal and discriminatory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China