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Span├▓, Emanuela – Gender and Education, 2020
This contribution explores how different policy discourses produce site-specific representations and self-representations of gender and leadership, which may reveal forms of subjectivation as well as spaces of resistance to hegemonic discourses. I will consider two different Higher Education policy systems: the UK system that since the 1980s has…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Educational Policy, Gender Differences
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Schmeichel, Mardi; Kerr, Stacey; Linder, Chris – Gender and Education, 2020
This article describes a study of selfies posted on Instagram by a group of predominantly white, college women at a large public university in the US South. Selfies are used as data to explore how performances of traditional femininity are legitimated, authorized, and reinscribed through photo-posting practices. The authors argue that these…
Descriptors: Photography, Feminism, Females, Femininity
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McGregor, Kristidel – Gender and Education, 2020
In recent educational discourse, public schools can be seen as sites of feminine power, as the majority of teachers are female and some gains have been made in girls' school achievement. However, some theorists argue that schools are too feminine, and thus boys' achievement is at risk. This article refutes this claim, and shows that schools are…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Females, Physiology, Public Schools
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Cin, Firdevs Melis; Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; Temiz, Zeynep – Gender and Education, 2020
This research aims to scrutinise the latest education reform and education policies in Turkey from a capabilities-based gender equality perspective. The data draws on interviews with stakeholders and practitioners to understand how gender equality is conceptualised in policy-making and to what extent reforms have fostered gender equality in girls'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Formation
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Cossens, Sophie; Jackson, Sue – Gender and Education, 2020
Within neoliberal postfeminism young women are depicted as powerful, unconstrained and ready to work for success. However, research reveals a far more complicated picture than this straightforward ode to success. We explore the intersection of racialised, classed and gendered ideals of successful femininity from the perspective of Maori…
Descriptors: Females, Neoliberalism, Femininity, Pacific Islanders
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Alderton, Julie – Gender and Education, 2020
This article explores one female student teacher's experiences of learning to teach mathematics. Data included weekly emails and an interview through which Kelly expressed her struggle to be recognised as mathematical and to be heard in pedagogical relationships within a subject that is discursively aligned with masculinity. Analysis drew on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Females
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Zheng, Jiaran – Gender and Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate the forms, significance and effects of feminist identity development among elite young women in a Chinese university environment. Based on fieldwork conducted over 11 months in a Chinese public university with a predominately male student body, this study explores the gendered experiences of eight female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Females, Public Colleges
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Chesnut, Michael – Gender and Education, 2020
Within studies of education-related identities, the connections between gendered identities, place, and teachers' bodies and dress have been under-examined. This ethnographic interview study begins discussing these connections by examining the experiences of three women who travelled to South Korea as English language teachers and their initial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Women Faculty, Foreign Nationals
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Brooks, Spirit D.; Dean, Allyson S.; Franklin-Phipps, Asilia; Mathis, Emily; Rath, Courtney L.; Raza, Nadia; Smithers, Laura E.; Sundstrom, Krystal – Gender and Education, 2020
As evidenced by the collection of articles in "Gender and Education's" July 2015 issue and various articles that have circulated recently on social media [American Council on Education. 2016. "New report looks at the status of women in higher education." January 15.…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Gender Bias
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Ahmed, Rumana; Hyndman-Rizk, Nelia – Gender and Education, 2020
While expanding higher education is an important component of women's agency development, subsequent employment in the labour market remains an impediment to realising gender equality in many developing countries. In Bangladesh, while the rate of women's higher education completion has steadily increased, employment has not kept pace, resulting in…
Descriptors: Females, Empowerment, Case Studies, Stereotypes
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Van Houweling, Emily; Christie, Maria Elisa; Rahim, Asha Abdel – Gender and Education, 2020
In Africa women are underrepresented in higher education (HE) agricultural programs, despite the fact that they make up half of the agricultural labor force. This article discusses the reasons for women's low enrollment in HE agricultural programs, focusing on socio-cultural norms and gendered perceptions of agriculture. Moving beyond access, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Women Faculty
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Villa Lever, Lorenza – Gender and Education, 2020
This article aims to address the reproduction of inequalities vis a vis gender and education as a multi-dimensional problem. Its objective is to show that the intersection between gender, social position of origin and asymmetric university spaces, attests to the inequalities in Higher Education System. Based on intersectionality perspective…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Equal Education, Social Status, Higher Education
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Gallagher, Kathleen; Sahni, Urvashi – Gender and Education, 2019
Gallagher and Sahni elaborate on their decade-long collaboration, focussing here on their latest multi-sited ethnographic study, Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary: an intercultural investigation of drama pedagogy, performance and civic engagement (2014-2019) and the pedagogy and theatre work carried out at Prerna School for…
Descriptors: Drama, Performance, Citizen Participation, Females
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Roth, Solveig; Stuedahl, Dagny – Gender and Education, 2019
This article describes two young Norwegian ethnic-minority girls in their efforts to involve social networks and to position themselves as learners in the transition between lower and upper secondary school. The article explores how they experience future possibilities represented by education and how they use resources in negotiating their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Minority Groups, Females
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Lindgren, Anne-Li – Gender and Education, 2019
Sex education has been a major concern that has run in parallel with the creation of the modern concept of childhood (innocence) in Western societies. When priests opposed sex education for children, teachers and physicians advocated the need for education. In Sweden, in the early twentieth century, two female physicians wrote a prize-winning…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Printed Materials, Guides
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