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Schirmer, Eleni Brelis – Gender and Education, 2017
As public-sector unions such as teachers' unions used the boon of post-war liberalism to form their political power, they imported many of liberalism's key contradictions: its formation of racial contracts, its misappraisal of affective labour, and its opportunistic collective action logics. This article suggests cracks within liberalism weakened…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Neoliberalism, Unions, Activism
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Martin, Jane – Gender and Education, 2013
This article explores feminist interventions in urban school politics. First, it argues that the female contribution was an essential component to politics and policy making in the 120-year period that London had a single education authority. Second, it suggests that these women politicians were advocates of a cultural praxis that involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Feminism, Gender Issues
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Cobbett, Mary; Younger, Mike – Gender and Education, 2012
Education ministries in the Caribbean countries have directed considerable attention over the last decade to "solving" the "problem" of boys' underachievement. Rather than considering such interventions, our central concern in this paper is to revisit debates about the interpretation of the issue, to explore whether boys'…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Males, International Education, Foreign Countries
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Peters, Eleanor – Gender and Education, 2012
There has been an increasing focus from policymakers, academics and journalists on parents as the source of their child's anti-social behaviour both in and outside of the formal school setting. One intervention proffered is the parenting order. The language of parenting orders and parenting interventions obscures a distinct truth, that parenting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Gottzen, Lucas – Gender and Education, 2011
The present paper explores middle-class fathers' educational work by studying how they and their partners are involved in their children's education at home, in school, and how they investigate school options and make decisions about educational issues. Drawing on data from an ethnographic study of 30 dual-earner couples in the Greater Los Angeles…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Parent Participation, Ethnography, Parent School Relationship
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Arar, Khalid Husny; Abu-Rabia-Queder, Sarab – Gender and Education, 2011
This study investigates the managerial career development of two Arab women, pioneer principals within the Arab education system in Israel. Using in-depth interviews relating to the characteristics of the different stages leading up to and within their careers as school principals (childhood and academic studies; the struggle to achieve the…
Descriptors: Females, Arabs, Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Okkolin, Mari-Anne; Lehtomaki, Elina; Bhalalusesa, Eustella – Gender and Education, 2010
In this paper we discuss to what extent the international and national equality goals regarding gender balance and inclusive education have been reached in the education sector development in Tanzania. According to recent reports, the development trend has been generally positive, and the country is close to achieving its primary education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Cultural Influences, Inclusive Schools
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Arms, Emily; Bickett, Jill; Graf, Victoria – Gender and Education, 2008
While research has documented the predominance of boys in US special education programmes, similar attention to girls' under-representation has been rare. Recent research suggests that there may be just as many girls in need of these services, but for various reasons they are less likely to be identified through the referral process. Girls who…
Descriptors: Females, Content Analysis, Referral, Gender Bias
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Warrington, Molly; Younger, Mike – Gender and Education, 2006
Directing a publicly funded project can present a number of challenges to researchers in reconciling their own philosophy with the expectations of their funders. This paper explores those dilemmas in the context of a four year project funded by the British Government to explore strategies to raise boys' achievement. It reflects on the underlying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Males, National Curriculum