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Nordmeyer, Kristjane; Teig, Trisha; Bedera, Nicole – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article describes a study abroad experience in Norway and Sweden that was designed to explore gender equality in two of the world's most gender-progressive countries. Course readings explored the work of feminist sociologists and asked students to think critically about gender equality from a cross-cultural perspective. Students met with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Reflection
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Dronkers, Jaap; Kornder, Nils – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
In this paper, we attempt to explain the differences between reading and math scores of migrants' children (8430 daughters and 8526 sons) in 17 OECD destination countries, coming from 45 origin countries or regions, using PISA 2009 data. In addition to the societal gender equality levels of the origin and destination countries (the gender…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Adolescents, Immigrants, Standardized Tests
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David, Miriam E. – Education Sciences, 2015
I look at the changes in higher education (HE) and women's lives over the last 50 years, drawing on my recent book "Feminism, Gender & Universities: Politics, Passion & Pedagogies" which is a life history of feminism entering academe. The Robbins Report (cmnd 2154 1963) on HE was published in the same year that I went to…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Females
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Chauraya, Efiritha – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This article explores concerns about gender inequality in Zimbabwean state universities. The researcher's interest arose from the realisation of persistent gender inequalities despite initiatives to close gender gaps. Of particular concern is the conceptualization and operationalisation of gender equality in institutions. Focusing only on the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Universities, Sex Fairness
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Benito, Eva; Verge, Tània – Quality in Higher Education, 2020
Gender equality goals for higher education are found in all national legislations. This notwithstanding, quality assurance conceptual frameworks and practitioners' work in the European Higher Education Area have tended to be gender-blind and thus remained disconnected from gender equality concerns. Focusing on the policy innovations recently…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Sakellariou, Chris – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
I brought together two strands of literature, one investigating the moderate but persistent underachievement of girls in mathematics in most countries, and the other examining the role of self-efficacy and other self-beliefs in predicting behaviour and achievement. I implemented detailed decompositions of the gender mathematics gap, both at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
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Rohrmann, Tim – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2020
This paper gives an overview of international developments towards gender balance in the ECEC workforce in the last three decades. Research results on the role of male and female ECEC professionals and strategies for recruiting more men are reflected against goals of gender diversity and equality. As the overview shows, attitudes towards male…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, Males, Educational Change
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Winchester, Hilary P. M.; Browning, Lynette – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2015
Gender equality in academia has been monitored in Australia for the past three decades so it is timely to reflect on what progress has been made, what works, and what challenges remain. When data were first published on the gender composition of staff in Australian universities in the mid-1980s women comprised 20 per cent of academic staff and…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Reflection, Womens Studies, Women Administrators
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Geertsema-Sligh, Margaretha; Bachmann, Ingrid; Moody-Ramirez, Mia – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2020
Around the world, journalism remains a male-dominated profession. This syndicate discussed the current state of the field and made recommendations on how to educate journalism students on gender and inequality. Participants agreed that good journalism is sensitive to gender and inequality issues and that course work should address these issues.…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Sex Role
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Kreissl, Katharina; Striedinger, Angelika; Sauer, Birgit; Hofbauer, Johanna – Gender and Education, 2015
Similar to other European countries, the introduction of non-academic, especially managerial, criteria in higher education has shaped and altered Austrian universities since over a decade. This paper presents the results of a frame analysis of Austrian higher education debates from 1993 until 2010. It outlines how reforms in higher education were…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Gender Differences, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Shah, Saeeda – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Islam underlines equality between women and men regarding their spiritual and intellectual potential. However, given interpretations of religious texts are often availed to suppress women in most Muslim societies, with serious implications for gender equality in the domestic and the professional spheres. This article draws on data from a study of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Religious Factors
OECD Publishing, 2017
Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally obtain more years of schooling than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. Gaps widen with age, as motherhood typically has marked negative effects on gender pay gaps and career…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Trends, Violence, Females
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Goy, Siew Ching; Wong, Yut Lin; Low, Wah Yun; Noor, Siti Nurani Mohd; Fazli-Khalaf, Zahra; Onyeneho, Nkechi; Daniel, Esther; Azizan, SuzanaAriff; Hasbullah, Maisarah; GinikaUzoigwe, Anthonia – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is acknowledged as one of the key drivers of technological innovation. Malaysian women join the educational pipeline as equals to their male counterparts. Nevertheless, women are persistently under-represented in technology and engineering, but over-represented in other STEM fields. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Sex Fairness, Equal Education
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Harford, Judith – Education Sciences, 2018
The under-representation of women in the professoriate is a widely acknowledged and complex phenomenon internationally. Ireland is no exception to this and indeed the issue of gender equality in Irish higher education has in the last 24 months emerged on the national policy agenda, largely as a result of a number of high profile legal cases and…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Women Faculty, Organizational Culture, Universities
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Psaki, Stephanie; McCarthy, Katharine; Mensch, Barbara S. – Population Council, 2017
Through the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, governments committed to achieving universal secondary school completion, including eliminating gender disparities, by 2030. Yet, by 2013, only 14 percent of children in low-income countries had completed secondary school. And in many countries, even those who attend school fail to gain basic…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Secondary Education
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