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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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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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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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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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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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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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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