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Estrada, Juan Diego; García-Ael, Cristina; Martorell, José Luis – Gender and Education, 2015
Seven hundred and sixty-eight adolescents from five countries and regions (USA, Spain, Hong Kong, Qatar, and Malaysia), aged 13-19 (M?=?15.78; SD?=?1.28) years, responded to a questionnaire designed to determine who was their most admired famous adult or hero. Male heroes clearly outnumbered admired females (73.3% vs. 26.7%). There was a pattern…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Adolescent Attitudes, Role Models, Questionnaires
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Gottzen, Lucas – Gender and Education, 2011
The present paper explores middle-class fathers' educational work by studying how they and their partners are involved in their children's education at home, in school, and how they investigate school options and make decisions about educational issues. Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of 30 dual-earner couples in the Greater Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Parent Participation, Ethnography, Parent School Relationship
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Maher, Frances A.; Tetreault, Mary Kay Thompson – Gender and Education, 2011
The article presents a theoretical framework, "institutional phase theory", that charts the process by which higher education faculties in the USA were broadened by race, gender, and to a certain extent class over the past 40 years. Drawing upon institutional ethnographies of three very different universities--a top-ranked private…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Higher Education