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Acker, Sandra; Wagner, Anne – Gender and Education, 2019
A considerable scholarship now describes the increasing neoliberalization of universities and the accompanying impacts on academic research and researchers. However, less attention has been devoted to issues of research project leadership, especially for academics with feminist commitments. This article reports results of a qualitative study of 12…
Descriptors: Feminism, Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Females
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Acker, Sandra – Gender and Education, 2012
This article uses three frames of analysis, each with gendered implications, to interpret the author's narrative of experience as a department chair (head of department) in a Canadian university from 1999 to 2002. The narrative is based not only on memory but on transcripts of interviews conducted with the author at various points during her term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Department Heads, Leadership
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Acker, Sandra; Dillabough, Jo-Anne – Gender and Education, 2007
This article reflects an interest in exposing links between women's academic work and the gender codes which organize and shape working life in the university context, both now and in the recent past, as a contribution to the sociology of women's work. Our specific focus is the gendered division of labour in teacher education in universities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Employed Women, Women Faculty
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Acker, Sandra; Armenti, Carmen – Gender and Education, 2004
The conditions under which women academics work provide the impetus for this article. Current trends in feminist and other writing are moving us away from dwelling on the disadvantages women experience in the academy. Yet the findings from the two Canadian studies reported here suggest that issues around children and career, anxieties about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Women Faculty, Coping
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Wyn, Johanna; Acker, Sandra; Richards, Elisabeth – Gender and Education, 2000
Interviewed Canadian and Australian women administrators in university faculties of education to explore the contradictory and complex nature of women's experiences of management and senior academic work. Women were strongly committed to making a difference while being conscious of their inability to be fully assimilated into university processes.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Coffey, Amanda J.; Acker, Sandra – Gender and Education, 1991
Interviews with 14 teacher educators explore why gender issues (official guidance, teacher ideologies, teaching as women's work, and classroom survival) receive low-key treatment in initial teacher education in England and Wales. Interviews illustrate infusion of a women's studies perspective into teacher education and gender into the teacher…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education