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Marshall, Elizabeth – Reading Research Quarterly, 2004
This essay seeks to broaden theoretical paradigms commonly used in the social sciences to analyze representations of gender, especially girlhood, in children's literature. In particular, this project seeks to add to liberal feminist frameworks for conceptualizing textual representations of gender and sexuality in literacy studies. Liberal…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sex Stereotypes, Social Sciences, Feminism
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Hare-Mustin, Rachel T. – Family Relations, 1988
Examines theories of gender differences. Discusses alpha bias, exaggeration of gender opposition, as characteristic of psychodynamic and sex role theories; and beta bias, denial of gender differences, as evident in systems theories. Calls for new model of gender differences which recognizes asymmetry in women's and men's roles and…
Descriptors: Change, Family Life, Feminism, Models
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Lemke, Melinda – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
Little research explores factors shaping those policies and actors involved in state-level sex and labor trafficking prevention. This study examined the organizational, political, and normative dynamics that influenced implementation of Texas House Bill 1272 (HB 1272, 2013), which included educators in trafficking prevention. Part of a larger…
Descriptors: Crime, Sexual Abuse, Victims of Crime, State Policy
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Rácz, Anita – Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, 2016
The questions related to the role of women in the world of labour and to the rate of female and male employees are issues that have been discussed since long ago. Equality of women and the fight against the discrimination of women are hot topics not only for the "weaker sex" as there are abundant research and literature dealing with the…
Descriptors: Females, Leadership Role, Foreign Countries, Feminism
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Karsli-Calamak, Elif – European Education, 2018
This ethnographically informed field study, drawing on a blend of feminist theories and cultural learning pathways framework, reveals that Syrian mothers show strong presence and readiness to take active roles when opportunities present themselves in alternative spaces in the public schools of Turkey. As mothers produce counterstories in relation…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, School Role, Refugees, Family School Relationship
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Voelkel, Micki; Henehan, Shelli – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
American popular culture romanticises relationships between sex workers and their customers; novels, films and television depict prostitutes as innocents in need of rescue by a wealthy or powerful man. Miss Laura's Social Club, a restored Victorian brothel in Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA, functions both as an informal house museum and the visitor…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Historical Interpretation, Sex, Qualitative Research
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Leenaars, Lindsey; Rinaldi, Christina M. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
This study examines the role of sex, gender role orientation, social representations of indirect aggression, and indicators of psychosocial adjustment in indirect aggression and victimization in an emerging adult sample. A total of 42 participants (19 men, 23 women) recruited are required to complete the questionnaires, along with 18 participants…
Descriptors: Aggression, Sex Role, College Students, Gender Differences
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Lajimodiere, Denise K. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2013
This article is written by a Native female author. It delves into the historical stereotypes of Native females as drudges, princesses, and prostitutes perpetrated by media, movies, and literature. The author reviews research on the traditional and modern roles of Native females, including roles as warriors, leaders, and healers. Current literature…
Descriptors: American Indians, Females, Stereotypes, History
Kailiti, Hellen B. K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As more women increasingly assume leadership roles that were traditionally occupied by men, the possibility that the leadership strategies of men and women will differ continues to attract attention. In many developing countries, including Kenya, women are still underrepresented in leadership but there are a few women who have risen through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Women Administrators, College Administration
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Sherfinski, Melissa; Slocum, Audra – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This case study using ethnographic methods addresses how teachers shape cultural processes related to girlhoods, and the roles of children's play in this dynamic. Poststructuralist theory of the carnival was used to analyze gendered, classed power dynamics within two rural Appalachian preschool classrooms influenced by a popular local festival.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Play, Gender Issues, Power Structure
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Wu, Ya-Ling; Wu, Hsing-Chen – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2015
Based on a sociocultural approach to adult learning and poststructural feminist theories, this study draws on interviews with 11 married Vietnamese women to explore the higher education learning experiences of Vietnamese immigrant women in Taiwan. On the basis of their husbands' permission and support, Vietnamese immigrant women embraced the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, Higher Education
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Sehin, Oleksandra; Coryell, Joellen; Stewart, Trae – Adult Learning, 2017
Afghan women's human rights are a crucial concern for the international community and the government in Afghanistan. Framed by hope theory, this study captured Afghan women's understandings of recent realities, particularly those focused on expanding women's roles in Afghan life and community. Based on focus groups with 107 women conducted in 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Feminism, Womens Studies
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Millard, Richard J. – Teaching of Psychology, 1983
Describes a college course for both men and women that investigates issues related to women in business, e.g., sex roles in organizations, leadership theories, sexual stereotypes, support networks, and equal employment opportunity guidelines. Activities and course requirements are discussed. (CS)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Course Descriptions, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females
Hare-Mustin, Rachel T.; Marecek, Jeanne – 1987
Some work in feminist psychology has suggested that male-female differences are not as universal, dramatic, or enduring as has been previously asserted. Feminist psychodynamic theories, in contrast, assert that there are deep-seated and enduring differences between women and men in "self-structure" and relational capacities. Proponents…
Descriptors: Feminism, Psychology, Sex Differences, Theories
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Kolbert, Jered B.; Field, Julaine E.; Crothers, Laura M.; Schreiber, James B. – Journal of School Violence, 2010
Although studies have found a relation between the use of relational aggression and depressive symptomatology, there is less evidence for the relation of the role of gender identity in these processes. Consequently, this study investigated the roles of social and relational aggression and feminine gender role identity in depressive symptoms among…
Descriptors: Aggression, Social Behavior, Females, Sex Role
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