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Cumming-Potvin, Wendy; Martino, Wayne – Gender and Education, 2018
In this paper, our purpose is to investigate policy informing texts and discourses referencing transgender equality and gender diversity in the Western Australian education system. Drawing on scholarship from transgender, queer and policy studies, we highlight the interplay of progressive and conservative forces affecting the Western Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Sexual Identity, Equal Education
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Ingrey, Jennifer – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper examines how transgender and gender non-conforming youth are represented and shaped as specific subjects vis-à-vis the cisgendered problematics of the washroom space in schools. In the first part of the paper, I undertake a critical analysis of one policy-informing text on the implementation of the gender neutral washroom in schools to…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Sanitary Facilities
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Herriot, Lindsay; Burns, David P.; Yeung, Betty – Gender and Education, 2018
This article analyses five public consultation meetings about revisions to an LGBTQ-related school board policy on unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These meetings focused largely on the new provision that students in publicly funded schools be allowed to use the washroom that corresponds with their gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, School Policy, Parents
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Leonardi, Bethy; Staley, Sara – Gender and Education, 2018
Researchers have concluded that policy implementation is a process of mutual adaptation between policies and implementers. Our study draws attention to that relationship, especially with respect to policies that challenge assumptions about sex, gender, and sexuality. We focus on how six administrators in one United States school district…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Sexual Identity
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Airton, Lee – Gender and Education, 2018
Accommodating non-binary transgender people, many of whom use gender-neutral pronouns, poses a unique challenge to schools and universities, even in contexts with legal protections for transgender rights. This article explores a recent Canadian controversy around gender-neutral pronouns, and assembles a theoretical framework to analyze the…
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity
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Meyer, Elizabeth J.; Keenan, Harper – Gender and Education, 2018
Since 2010, California passed three laws that address the safety and inclusion of transgender students. Seth's Law (SB 48), the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (AB 9) and The School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266). The policies of 10 large urban districts in and around the San Francisco Bay Area were analyzed…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Urban Schools, School Safety, Bullying
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Kim, Sung won; Brown, Kari-Elle; Fong, Vanessa L. – Gender and Education, 2018
In this article, we examine how a cohort of urban youth born under China's one-child policy have developed flexible gender identities through their childrearing aspirations and educational and occupational narratives, choices, and trajectories between 1999 and 2014. Drawing on surveys of 406 respondents conducted in 1999, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity, Females, Urban Youth
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Ollis, Debbie – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper examines the challenges of using feminist pedagogies in the development of school-based interventions to address Violence Against Women in Sexuality and Relationships Education in Australia. The focus of the paper is a feminist-based classroom program developed by a group of teachers, which was piloted in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Violence, Prevention
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Mayeza, Emmanuel – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper is based on an ethnographic study conducted between 2012 and 2014 with a group of 64 boys and girls aged 6-10, all attending the same township primary school in South Africa. The paper explores how the young children construct gender "boundaries" and "police" gender "transgressions" on the school playground…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Gender Bias, Sex Role
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McCusker, Geraldine – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper aims to interrogate some of the processes and tensions I faced in establishing a feminist space in a higher education institution in the UK context. The students I worked with needed to develop an understanding of social justice concepts such as anti-discrimination and anti-oppression in order to progress from their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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Burke, Penny Jane – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper draws attention to gendered inequalities in relation to pedagogic participation, the politics of difference and the concept of "shame." I use the term "pedagogic participation" to illuminate the relationship between formations of difference, policy concerns to improve "equity" and higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Issues, Gender Differences, Femininity
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McCullough, Susan – Gender and Education, 2017
This paper describes the practices employed by middle school girls in New York City to negotiate their postfeminist school environment and considers the contested notion of girls' agency. Based on an exploratory ethnographic study, the data reveal that girls--to varying degrees of success--enacted a range of practices to gain power over the…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Power Structure
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Velazquez, Mirelsie – Gender and Education, 2017
This article examines the historical and contemporary role of Latina madres in the educational lives of their children and communities. Latinas, in their work as mother-activists, have played critical roles in the schooling lives of their children, seeking educational equality for their communities in general, amidst the growing racial politics…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Hispanic Americans
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David, Miriam E. – Gender and Education, 2017
This is a reflective account of the publication of two books in the same year (2016): "Reclaiming Feminism: Challenging Everyday Misogyny" and "Feminist Manifesto for Education." The former is a popular but scholarly memoir, and the latter is an academic text for sociology and education. It was never my intention to publish…
Descriptors: Reflection, Biographies, Writing for Publication, Feminism
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Sexton, Steven S. – Gender and Education, 2017
This article discusses how the friendship circles of 38 schoolboys in New Zealand influence what they consider acceptable language and behaviour. Six focus group sessions were held with heterosexual and self-identified queer students aged between thirteen and eighteen to explore their interpretations, meanings and usage of homosexually themed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Friendship, Homosexuality, Student Attitudes
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