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Currie, Jan; Hill, Beverley – Higher Education Policy, 2013
Studies worldwide have found that women's pay lags behind men's in academia. This article describes pay equity policies in Australia and overseas and the use of a pay equity audit as a strategic tool to reduce gender inequities at The University of Western Australia (UWA). As a research-intensive university, UWA resembles similar universities…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Research Universities
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Dobele, Angela R.; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn; Kopanidis, Foula – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
The achievement of gender equity in universities continues to warrant attention. Globally, universities have much work ahead of them if they are to redress the gender imbalance in senior positions and remuneration rates. To examine this issue, multiple sources of evidence were used to observe teaching and research workload of academic staff…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Gender Differences, Faculty Workload
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Handal, Boris; Watson, Kevin; Maher, Marguerite – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
This paper explores mathematics teachers' perceptions about class size and the impact class size has on teaching and learning in secondary mathematics classrooms. It seeks to understand teachers' views about optimal class sizes and their thoughts about the education variables that influence these views. The paper draws on questionnaire responses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bale, Colin; Taylor, Neil; Vlaardingerbroek, Barend – Teaching Science, 2015
Diagrammatic representations are ubiquitous in science education, with students and teachers alike being firmly committed to their use. However, students interpret the visual data imparted by diagrams in different ways. In this study involving diagrams of cells, it was found that first-year university students apply various criteria to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cytology, Visual Aids, Measures (Individuals)
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White, K.; Riordan, S.; Ozkanli, O.; Neale, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Aim: This article presents preliminary results of a cross cultural study of gender and management in universities. Methodology: Qualitative interviews with senior managers in each country were analysed in relation to key concepts of career paths, support, gate keeping, management skills, disciplinary factors, gendered leadership styles and…
Descriptors: Managerial Occupations, Females, Leadership Styles, Gender Discrimination
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Lyons, Michael; Smith, Meg – Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 2007
In March 2006 the Industrial Relations Commissions of New South Wales and Queensland utilised their equal-remuneration wage-fixing principles to address the gender undervaluation of childcare work. In doing so the tribunals explicitly rejected employer arguments used in the past to limit increases in award rates of pay for childcare workers. While…
Descriptors: Minimum Wage, Compensation (Remuneration), Labor Relations, Foreign Countries
Karmel, Tom; Liu, Shu-Hui – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
In this paper the researchers ask how completing Year 12 and undertaking vocational education and training (VET) and university studies assist young people to make a successful transition from school. As part of their research they analyse whether those who are less academic benefit from completing Year 12 and post-school education and training…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies
Karmel, Tom; Woods, Davinia – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2004
Discussion about Australia's ageing population has focused on the importance of increasing labour force participation rates of older people. This paper examines the influence of education and training on the participation of older people in the labour market, and the pay-off of undertaking education and training as an older-person compared to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Labor Market, Educational Attainment
Loutfi, Martha Fetherolf, Ed. – 2001
This anthology contains 22 articles published in the "International Labor Review" between 1996-2000 on many dimensions of women, gender, and work. Part I is an introduction called "Women, Gender, and Work--An Overview" (Martha F. Loutfi), sets the framework in terms of the value of work, rights, and goals. Part II on concepts…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Comparable Worth, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
Jackson, Nancy – 1991
This publication is part of the study materials for the distance education course, Adults Learning: The Changing Workplace B, in the Open Campus Program at Deakin University. Section 1 looks mostly at male-dominated trades work and at some historical modes of the flexing of political muscle in struggles over the definition of work and skill. It…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Clerical Occupations