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Rowlands, Julie – Gender and Education, 2019
While academic governance does not produce teaching and research, it provides the conditions that enable them to take place. The principal academic governance body within universities, the academic board (also known as the academic senate or faculty senate), therefore plays a key role in enabling universities to conduct their core business.…
Descriptors: Governance, Governing Boards, Role, Higher Education
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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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Misiaszek, Lauren Ila – Gender and Education, 2017
Drawing inspiration from Clegg's [2008. "Femininities/masculinities and a Sense Self-Thinking Gendered Academic Identities and the Intellectual Self." "Gender and Education" 20 (3): 209-221, 241] statement that "less traditional universities and areas of course provision and research might be important sites to investigate…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Masculinity, Ideology
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Nyachae, Tiffany M. – Gender and Education, 2016
Millennial Black women teachers wrestle with two simultaneous burdens: disrupting the racist and sexist status quo of schooling through curriculum, and employing tactics to survive school politics among their majority White women colleagues. This article describes how the "Sisters of Promise" (SOP) curriculum aligned with Black feminism…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Feminism, Curriculum Development, Females
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Firth, Rhiannon; Robinson, Andrew – Gender and Education, 2016
This paper looks back on the methodology and experience of feminist consciousness-raising (CR) in the 1970s, in relation to the current re-emergence of feminism. It constructs an argument that a new wave of CR is desirable so as to construct new forms of feminist pedagogy and activism. The paper will argue that contemporary feminism in the UK and…
Descriptors: Feminism, Consciousness Raising, Epistemology, Neoliberalism
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Estrada, Juan Diego; García-Ael, Cristina; Martorell, José Luis – Gender and Education, 2015
Seven hundred and sixty-eight adolescents from five countries and regions (USA, Spain, Hong Kong, Qatar, and Malaysia), aged 13-19 (M?=?15.78; SD?=?1.28) years, responded to a questionnaire designed to determine who was their most admired famous adult or hero. Male heroes clearly outnumbered admired females (73.3% vs. 26.7%). There was a pattern…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Adolescent Attitudes, Role Models, Questionnaires
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Aiston, Sarah Jane; Jung, Jisun – Gender and Education, 2015
In the prestige economy of higher education, research productivity is highly prized. Previous research indicates, however, a gender gap with respect to research output. This gap is often explained by reference to familial status and responsibilities. In this article, we examine the research productivity gender gap from an international perspective…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Productivity, Cross Cultural Studies, Gender Differences
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Mehta, Clare Marie; Keener, Emily; Shrier, Lydia – Gender and Education, 2013
We build on Diana Leonard's work on gender and graduate education by qualitatively investigating the perceived advantages and disadvantages of being a female graduate student in the USA and the UK. We interviewed six female students (ages 22-30) pursuing master's degrees in psychology or social sciences in the USA and the UK. Students from both…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Masters Degrees
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Phipps, Alison; Smith, Geraldine – Gender and Education, 2012
Sexual and gendered violence in the education sector is a worldwide concern, but in the UK it has been marginalised in research and policy. In this paper we present findings from the National Union of Students' study "Hidden Marks", the first nationwide survey of women students' experiences of violence. This research established high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Social Environment, Violence
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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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Cervoni, Cleti; Ivinson, Gabrielle – Gender and Education, 2011
The paper explores the ways girls appropriate gender through actions, gesture and talk to achieve things in primary school science classrooms. It draws on socio-cultural approaches to show that when everyday classroom practices are viewed from multiple planes of analysis, historical, institutional and in the micro dynamics of classroom…
Descriptors: Females, Interaction, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Landeros, Mary – Gender and Education, 2011
This article examines the challenges of parent-teacher relationships in an affluent school district, drawing on 30 in-depth interviews of mothers and elementary school teachers in the USA. Professional women who have put their careers on hold to care for their children are apt to define being a good mother in terms of the academic achievement of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Job Satisfaction, School Districts, Elementary School Teachers
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Maher, Frances A.; Tetreault, Mary Kay Thompson – Gender and Education, 2011
The article presents a theoretical framework, "institutional phase theory", that charts the process by which higher education faculties in the USA were broadened by race, gender, and to a certain extent class over the past 40 years. Drawing upon institutional ethnographies of three very different universities--a top-ranked private…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Higher Education
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James, Jennifer Hauver – Gender and Education, 2010
In this paper, I interrogate the implicit and largely unexamined relationship between mothering and elementary teaching as they are informed by dominant notions of caring in the United States. In an environment where students were seen as not receiving adequate care at home, the teachers in this study felt a need to act as mothers in their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mothers, Teacher Attitudes, Differences
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Bryant, Alyssa N. – Gender and Education, 2006
This study explored the gendered experiences of students belonging to an evangelical Christian religious community on a university campus in the United States. As some religious traditions harbour distinctive views on gender differences and roles, the study focused on community characteristics that pertained to beliefs about gender and the…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Females, Community Characteristics, Student Subcultures