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Forbes, Joan; Ohrn, Elisabet; Weiner, Gaby – Gender and Education, 2011
This article provides an overview and analysis of the relationship between gender, educational policy, and governance in Scotland and Sweden and the two countries' response to European Union and global legislative and policy change. In Scotland, gender is mainly invisible in recent policies on inclusion, achievement beyond academic attainment, and…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Educational Policy
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Ducklin, Alan; Ozga, Jenny – Gender and Education, 2007
Research on gender and education is somewhat limited in Scotland, and research that explores the further education sector from a gender perspective is particularly lacking. This paper argues for such work, and underlines its importance given the prominence of FE in the Scottish policy context as a key contributor to the knowledge economy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy
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Kane, Jean – Gender and Education, 2006
In this paper attention will be paid to issues arising from school-based research into the experience of working-class boys who are excluded. National and local school exclusion statistics indicate an overall gender imbalance: in the secondary school sector, for every four boys who are excluded only one girl is excluded. Furthermore, statistics…
Descriptors: Observation, Males, Case Studies, Expulsion
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Tinklin, Teresa; Croxford, Linda; Ducklin, Alan; Frame, Barbara – Gender and Education, 2005
The last century, in particular the latter half, saw radical shifts in the roles and expectations of women in society. This article investigates the views of 14- to 16-year-olds in the year 2000 on work and family roles, exploring both their general views on gender roles and their own personal aspirations for the future. In general the young…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Sharp, Bob – Gender and Education, 2001
Examined the Scottish Mountain Leader Training Board's training and assessment scheme for mountain leaders, how people progressed through the scheme, why they entered and left, and how men and women viewed particular aspects of the scheme. Surveys indicated that there were gender differences in occupational status, in the way men and women used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leaders, Leadership Training, Sex Bias
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Tett, Lyn – Gender and Education, 2000
Examined the gendered experiences of 18 working-class participants in higher education through the analysis of interviews related to schooling, later learning, students' views of higher education, and attitudes toward being working class. Findings emphasize the construction of masculine and feminine identities and the mediating effects of gender…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Roger, Angela; Duffield, Jill – Gender and Education, 2000
Examines the persistence of girls' opting out of science and technology in Scotland, reviewing literature on influences that affect girls' choices. Analyzes initiatives to encourage females into science, engineering, and technology courses and careers, illuminating various school initiatives and estimating the likelihood of their success in…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering Education
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Cole, Anne; And Others – Gender and Education, 1994
Examines possible reasons for a gender bias toward males and against females studying computing at the secondary school level in Scotland. Recommendations for improvement are provided for the following areas: (1) access to the curriculum, (2) course design, (3) teachers' attitudes and teaching styles, (4) language, (5) assessment issues, and (6)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Science Education, Course Organization, Foreign Countries
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Tolmie, Andrew; Howe, Christine – Gender and Education, 1993
Examines the dialog of 82 secondary school students in Glasgow (Scotland) (13 male, 12 female, and 16 mixed-sex pairs) working in pairs on a computer-presented task to determine gender differences in expression of opinion. Implications of the differences between genders in interaction style and manner of progress through the task are discussed.…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Dialogs (Language)