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Potter, Michael; Hill, Myrtle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
The horizontal segregation of the workforce along gender lines tends to assign women to lower paid, lower status employment. Consequently, schemes to address segregation have focused on preparing women to enter non-traditional occupations through training and development processes. This article examines models to encourage women into…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Work Environment, Gender Discrimination
Dyer, Susan K., Ed. – American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, 2004
This report focuses on women who took their fight for tenure to the courts. Drawing on 19 cases supported by the American Association of University Women Legal Advocacy Fund since 1981, we document the challenge of fighting sex discrimination in academia. In the process, we illustrate the overt and subtle forms of sex discrimination that continue…
Descriptors: Females, Tenure, Gender Discrimination
Webb, Joyce G. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
On April 20, 2010, United States President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring National Equal Pay Day. In the proclamation it was recognized that despite years of progress in the workforce, women are still not paid as much as men. The proclamation states: Throughout our Nation's history, extraordinary women have broken barriers to achieve…
Descriptors: Daughters, Salary Wage Differentials, Females, Gender Differences
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Williams, Joan C. – Academe, 2004
Women's lack of progress in academe is well documented: in its 1999-2000 report, the AAUP's Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession found "striking evidence of a distorted gender distribution by rank." Women are more likely than men to end up in low-paid, non tenure-track positions that are often a dead end. Women who do manage to…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, College Faculty, Women Faculty
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Grønborg, Lisbeth – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2013
The article discusses how a peer group culture in the school setting, embedded in conflicting fields of work and education, co-constructs student disengagement. Disengagement is traditionally linked with dropout and engagement with completion, but the study shows that this relation is not so linear. The data are based on a field study, where the…
Descriptors: Males, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Ethnography
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Mertz, Norma T., Ed. – SUNY Press, 2009
These are the inspiring and illuminating stories of women professors who first broke into the exclusive, all-male academic club of educational administration. Women of this pioneering generation tell how they overcame daunting challenges, traumas, the naivete of others, sexual harassment, and retaliation, as well as how they encountered unexpected…
Descriptors: Tenure, Altruism, Females, Educational Administration
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Eylon, Dafna; Langton, Nancy – Journal of Management Education, 1998
A case study of a female chief executive officer denied membership in an industry-related social club helps students understand discrimination and the interaction of personal and organizational goals. The exercise creates awareness of ways to respond to discrimination and of gender and power issues in the workplace. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Higher Education, Management Games, Sex Discrimination
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McTague, Tricia; Stainback, Kevin; Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald – Social Forces, 2009
This article examines the influence of resource dependence and institutional processes on post-Civil Rights Act changes in private sector workplace segregation. We use data collected by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1966 through 2000 to examine organizations embedded within their firm, industry, local labor market and…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Civil Rights Legislation, Gender Discrimination
Wentling, Rose Mary; Thomas, Steven P. – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the workplace environment characteristics that hinder and assist the career progression of women in information technology (IT). The study examined the satisfaction with the career progression of the women in IT as well as why the women in IT like and dislike their careers. The major…
Descriptors: Females, Information Technology, Career Development, Work Environment
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Halpern, Diane F. – Educational Psychology Review, 2008
The academic workplace, with its requirements for achieving tenure within the first 6 years of employment, is designed in ways that discriminate against young faculty with family care responsibilities, most notably mothers. Mason and Goulden ("Academe," http://www.aaup.org/publications/Academe/2002/02nd/02ndmas.htm, 2002, "Academe,"…
Descriptors: Careers, Tenure, Research Universities, Women Faculty
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Misener, Terry R.; Sowell, Richard L.; Phillips, Kenneth D.; Harris, Charlotte – Nursing Outlook, 1997
Traditional approaches to the development of a culturally aware work force have consistently ignored the importance of gender role and sexual orientation as sources of potential conflict in the workplace. Nursing must end personal and professional discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (JOW)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Nurses
Ivie, Rachel; Guo, Stacy – Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, 2006
Across the world, women in physics have much in common. In almost all countries, women are largely under represented in physics. In the majority of countries for which data was obtainable for this report from reliable statistical agencies, women earned no more than one-fifth of the PhDs in physics. Many women physicists across the world also…
Descriptors: Physics, Women Scientists, Surveys, Developed Nations
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Higginbotham, Elizabeth – Human Resource Development Quarterly, 2004
In a survey of Black and White women managers, Linda M. Hite identifies differences in the managers' perceptions of opportunities available to different race and gender groups. Her findings reveal divergent beliefs about the opportunities for people of color; there is more similarity in Black and White women's views when comparing opportunities…
Descriptors: Females, Whites, African Americans, Comparative Analysis
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Blackwell, Christopher W.; Kiehl, Ermalynn M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2008
This study examined registered nurses' overall attitudes and homophobia towards gays and lesbians in the workplace. Homophobia scores, represented by the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) Scale, was the dependent variable. Overall homophobia scores were assessed among a randomized stratified sample of registered nurses licensed in the…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Nurses, Statistical Analysis, Homosexuality
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Adams, Eve M.; Cahill, Betsy J.; Ackerlind, Stacy J. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2005
Eight Latino lesbian and gay (LG) youth were interviewed for this descriptive qualitative study. The purpose of this study was to examine the Latino LG youth career development process and to increase our understanding of how multiple identities intersect with each other and the career development process. Six themes emerged: knowing you are…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Homosexuality, Career Development, Qualitative Research
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