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Ylöstalo, Hanna; Brunila, Kristiina – Gender and Education, 2018
In this article, we research and revisit our own experiences of gender equality work to determine the societal and discursive power relations that have shaped gender equality. We conducted our study in Finland, a 'Nordic model of gender equality', but we argue that these results have worldwide relevance, especially since Nordic models of gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Commercialization, Educational Practices
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Shoshana, Avihu; Shchada, Sahar – Gender and Education, 2018
This article aims to highlight the significance of self-concept and emotion-work in the everyday experiences of Muslim mothers who are students at a Jewish university. This research objective was achieved by means of in-depth interviews with mothers who are all studying to earn master's degrees. Our study reveals three main findings. The first is…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Muslims, Mothers, Psychological Patterns
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Ashencaen Crabtree, Sara; Shiel, Chris – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper explores the perceptions and experiences of women academics in the UK, participating in a small-scale qualitative study exploring career progression and encountered institutional obstacles. The accounts are considered in terms of both disadvantageous institutional strategies and interpersonal ones governing day-to-day working…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Career Development
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Pio, Edwina; Graham, Maxine – Gender and Education, 2018
Young women giving birth to children or teen mothers are often on the fringes of society. To facilitate the journeys of these young women towards higher education, a number of organisations have been established. Taking Indigenous knowledge as our theoretical lens, our qualitative data were based on interviews with Indigenous Maori teen mothers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Early Parenthood, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Hamilton, Paula – Gender and Education, 2018
Although considerable attention has been given to issues impacting on the educational experiences of Gypsy/Traveller learners in the UK, most of the literature is oriented towards ethnicity rather than gender. This paper illuminates the experiences of young Gypsy/Traveller women who are engaging with secondary education, and functioning in a dual…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Minority Groups, Educational Experience
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Hinton-Smith, Tamsin; Danvers, Emily; Jovanovic, Tanja – Gender and Education, 2018
There are striking gaps between Roma and non-Roma higher education (HE) participation rates, with less than 1% of Roma possessing a tertiary-level qualification [United Nations Development Programme, World Bank and European Commission. 2011a. "The Situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States." Accessed 3 April 2015.…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Females, Higher Education
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Halagao, Patricia Espiritu; Kaomea, Julie – Gender and Education, 2018
Girl Scouts aims to foster leadership by encouraging girls to discover themselves, make connections, and take action to make the world better. This paper chronicles the five-year journey of eight professional mothers of color who sought to provide their daughters with a space to 'think and live differently' as Girl Scouts and young women of color…
Descriptors: Youth Clubs, Females, Mothers, Daughters
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Lu, Hangyan – Gender and Education, 2018
While there is abundant scholarship discussing gendered discourse on care in early childhood and compulsory education, little exploration has been made to explore whether care might also be gendered in higher education. This article, based on data from a year-long narrative study, examines the conceptualisation of care and its effects on teaching…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Caring, College Faculty, College Students
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Angervall, Petra – Gender and Education, 2018
Changes in the higher education system have resulted in increased demands on effectiveness and marketisation. These demands have changed what it means to do academic work. In this study, 19 female academic lecturers have been interviewed in order to get them to reflect upon their opportunities and conditions in career. The aim is to analyse how…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, College Faculty, Careers, Gender Differences
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Fathi, Mastoureh – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper analyses the pedagogical pathways of a group of first-generation Iranian migrant doctors in the UK. It explores the complex system of class production and growing up as a classed subject in Iran, a process that ties young women's educational aspirations to female independence on the one hand and to the modern feminine, heterosexual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Physicians, Immigrants
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Berdousis, Ioannis; Kordaki, Maria – Gender and Education, 2018
This study focuses on the investigation of gender representation of faculty members of all ranks (professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers) of Computing and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in Greek tertiary education during the decade 2003-2013. To this end, a quantitative study was conducted,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Horsman, Melissa Rae; Cormack, Patricia – Gender and Education, 2018
Recent Canadian university student misbehaviour (rape chants, harassment, sexual assault, and anti-social media posts) has garnered much attention in the media and from university administrations. Most research concerned to address these issues focuses on sexual attitudes, gender, and party culture. In this study, we analyse student interviews…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Alienation, Rape
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Fuller, Carol – Gender and Education, 2018
This article explores perceptions of the role of education as a potential medium of transformation and a vehicle to challenge and renegotiate symbolic and cultural notions of gender identity. Drawing on data collected at two time points over 10 years, it considers four young women from working-class backgrounds in England who aspired to and then…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Sexual Identity, Working Class, Females
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Kelley, Margaret S.; Bryan, Kimberley K. – Gender and Education, 2018
Young women do not choose to be engineers nearly as often as young men, and they tend to cluster in particular specialties when they do. We examine these patterns and the role of gender schemas as applied to perceptions of typical engineers in understanding the choices that women make in terms of engineering specialties. We use Part 1 of two waves…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Majors (Students), Gender Differences, Career Choice
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Tsouroufli, Maria – Gender and Education, 2018
Feminist scholarship has considered how pedagogical identities and emotions are implicated in the gender politics of belonging and othering in higher education. This paper examines how gendered and embodied pedagogy is mobilised in Greek medical schools to construct notions of the ideal academic and assert women's position women in Academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Gender Bias, Medical Schools
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