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Alniaçik, Ayse; Göksen, Fatos; Yükseker, Deniz – Gender and Education, 2019
This paper focuses on women's vocational education in Turkey as a gendered and gendering process. Cultural norms about women's role in society, a vocational curriculum that echoes these norms, and a labour market with gender inequalities constitute the background against which women formulate their vocational preferences and seek pathways into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, Vocational Education
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Bredlöv, Eleonor – Gender and Education, 2017
This study outlines the self-positioning of skin and spa therapy students. More specifically, it focuses how they position themselves as professionals in terms of knowledge, and how gender is at play throughout this process. Drawing on a poststructural approach, inspired by Foucault and feminist theory, regularities of description and…
Descriptors: Cosmetology, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Gender Differences
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Pullman, Ashley – Gender and Education, 2015
This paper examines Canadian federal and cross-provincial higher education policy from 1960 to 1990, a critical time when provisions for vocational and adult training came under the auspices of governmental concern, justified under both an economic rationale and as a way to address persistent forms of inequality. The problematisation of skill…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Åberg, Magnus; Hedlin, Maria – Gender and Education, 2015
This article investigates the prevailing social inertia of vocational training. Previous research indicates that gendered social norms contribute to sustaining gender segregation. Few studies, however, have paid attention to how the interplay of emotional and material factors impact on gender norms in vocational training. The article builds on an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Ethnography
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Masinire, Alfred – Gender and Education, 2015
This paper explores the construction of dominant models of gender among students in the Vocational-Technical. In the backdrop of dominant narratives that structure gender policies and practices in schooling in Zimbabwe, the paper elaborates upon how students' daily experiences in workrooms perpetuate the feminisation and masculinisation of fields…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Student Experience
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Lahelma, Elina; Lappalainen, Sirpa; Palmu, Tarja; Pehkonen, Leila – Gender and Education, 2014
In this article, we discuss teachers' reflections on the relation between teaching and care in the two most gender-segregated sectors of vocational upper secondary education in Finland, namely Health and Social services and Transport and Technology. We first discuss the concepts around education, teaching, taking care for and caring about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Gender Issues
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Lappalainen, Sirpa; Mietola, Reetta; Lahelma, Elina – Gender and Education, 2013
In this article our focus is on the persistent gendered divisions in educational routes of young people who choose a vocational path after compulsory education in Finland. We analyse how gendered subjectivities are constructed within the practices of educational and vocational guidance and within student cultures in the comprehensive school, as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Vocational Education, Noncollege Bound Students
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Cooper, Linda – Gender and Education, 2013
This qualitative research explores women's experiences of accessing higher education (HE) in England, through the mother-daughter relationship. Women's pathways to university and their funding histories are presented from both past and recent generations, to contextualise an understanding of funding HE in light of the 2012 tuition fee increase.…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Ferri, Beth A.; Connor, David J. – Gender and Education, 2010
Recent criticism of the over-representation of minority students in special education do not adequately account for gender, despite the fact that urban special education classrooms in the USA are largely populated by young men of colour. In fact, we know very little about how being female shapes the experiences and understandings of young women of…
Descriptors: Females, Minority Groups, Special Education, Working Class
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Smyth, Emer; Darmody, Merike – Gender and Education, 2009
This article examines the processes influencing the choice of non-traditional subjects by girls in lower secondary education in the Republic of Ireland. In particular, we focus on the traditionally "male" craft technological subjects, namely Materials Technology (Wood), Metalwork and Technical Graphics. Analyses are based on detailed…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities
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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Sweet, Robert – Gender and Education, 2008
This paper contrasts the profiles of women who choose to pursue vocational training in either public institutions (community colleges) or private institutions (career colleges) in Canada with particular attention given to respondents' life-course positions. The study employs 1998 Adult Education and Training Survey data. Correspondence analysis…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Private Colleges, Profiles, Females
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Timmerman, Greetje; Schreuder, Pauline – Gender and Education, 2008
In the Netherlands, moral panic about boys' education and behavioural problems has led to public concern about the almost exclusively female environment in which young boys in daycare find themselves. Female daycare workers are attacked for creating a feminized culture in daycare centres. In this article we explore the extent to which these media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Vocational Education, Males
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Fenwick, Tara – Gender and Education, 2004
Policies hailing lifelong learning in the so-called New Economy promote equitable knowledge work and work-related learning opportunities for all. Gender is hardly mentioned in these discourses; some might assume gender is 'resolved' in a new economy emphasizing entrepreneurism, technology, knowledge creation and continuous learning. However a…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Gender Differences
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McKinnon, Margaret; Ahola-Sidaway, Janice – Gender and Education, 1995
Highlights, from a critical-feminist perspective, challenges facing women in North America who enter nontraditional work settings through secondary school work education. Occupational niching and physical and social constraints are explored, and suggestions are made for curriculum reform. The proposed pedagogical agenda focuses on enhancing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Females
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Cho, Misook Kim – Gender and Education, 2000
Analyzed the impact of requirements for physical appearance for clerical workers set by employers in South Korea on the attitudes of students in two sophomore and two senior classes at each of two high schools, one coeducational and one all-female. Discusses the socioeconomic and political contexts of such hiring requirements and their effects on…
Descriptors: Clerical Workers, Females, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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