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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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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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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