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Horsman, Melissa Rae; Cormack, Patricia – Gender and Education, 2018
Recent Canadian university student misbehaviour (rape chants, harassment, sexual assault, and anti-social media posts) has garnered much attention in the media and from university administrations. Most research concerned to address these issues focuses on sexual attitudes, gender, and party culture. In this study, we analyse student interviews…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Alienation, Rape
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Carlson, Marie; Kanci, Tuba – Gender and Education, 2017
This article analyses the construction of the gendered and nationalised citizen in education in Turkey and Sweden. We draw on a narrative approach identifying narratives linked to educational discourses. Our empirical data consist of textbooks (in the later years of mandatory schooling), steering documents and interviews. In both our cases, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Documentation, Interviews
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Wooten, Sara Carrigan – Gender and Education, 2017
This article aims to challenge the framework by which rape and sexual assault prevention in higher education are being constituted by centring Black women's experiences of sexual violence within a prevention and response policy framework. Numerous research studies exist in the literature regarding the specific experience of sexual violence for…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, African Americans, Females, Violence
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Severs, George J. – Gender and Education, 2017
This article examines the British National Party (BNP)'s opposition to gay men during the 1980s and 1990s. Drawing on the sociological concept of "homohysteria," it examines written material from BNP publications during those decades, looking specifically at the AIDS crisis, the party's belief in a "queer conspiracy," and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Politics
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Samier, Eugenie – Gender and Education, 2015
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a small state transitioning from traditional communities into a modern society. This is a complex process: it involves instilling a national identity over tribal structures; modernising and technologising while retaining Islam; ensuring a high level of security while allowing for a liberal and relatively free…
Descriptors: Females, Arabs, Interviews, Graduate Students
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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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Abbiss, Jane – Gender and Education, 2008
A review of the international research literature pertaining to gender and information technology (IT) schooling reveals changing ideas about what constitutes a gender problem. Much of the literature is concerned with gender differences in computer uses and interests and perceived disadvantages accruing to females as a result of these differences.…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Information Technology, Gender Differences, Gender Issues
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Blickenstaff, Jacob Clark – Gender and Education, 2005
Women are under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers in most industrialized countries around the world. This paper explores the broad array of explanations for the absence of women in STEM put forth in the literature of the last 30 years. It is argued that some proposed explanations are without…
Descriptors: Females, Science Careers, Science Education, Employed Women
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Raddon, Arwen – Gender and Education, 2003
Reviews two books, "Identity and Difference in Higher Education: Outsiders Within" (Pauline Anderson and Jenny Williams, Eds.) and "Gender, Teaching and Research in Higher Education: Challenges for the 21st Century" (Gillian Howie and Ashley Tauchert, Eds.). Both books explore a range of key issues faced by women in the academy…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism
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Jordon, Ellen – Gender and Education, 1995
Analyzes how young boys adopt a definition of masculinity as avoiding whatever is done by girls, and explains the notion of "fighting boys" behavior and how this understanding of masculinity leads to scorn and rejection towards girls as a group. Teachers are encouraged to teach that "fighting boys" behavior is not equated with classroom or…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Relationship
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Commeyras, Michelle; Alvermann, Donna E. – Gender and Education, 1996
Analyzes, from one feminist perspective, the content on women in three secondary school world history textbooks used in the United States. Results are interpreted in light of contemporary feminist themes, revealing how textbook language and content socially construct gender. Suggestions regarding the educational significance for teachers and…
Descriptors: Criticism, Feminism, Perspective Taking, Secondary Education
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Hallden, Gunilla – Gender and Education, 1994
Analyzes children's own descriptions and interpretations of what family life is like or could be like. The research was designed to determine the children's perspective on childhood and parenthood. The article focuses on four girls and discusses their narratives using concepts from literary theory. The woman in control of family life is the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Family Life, Females, Parent Role
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Yelland, N. J. – Gender and Education, 1994
Investigates three gender pairs of preschool and elementary school childrens' task solving using floor and screen versions of the Logo turtle. The study provides insights on the strategies and interactions of young children in a novel problem-solving context. It reveals gender differences showing that, although girls take more time and make more…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Females
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Westland, Ella – Gender and Education, 1993
Describes a project designed to test the feminist hypothesis that the Cinderella-style fairytales promoted by Anglo-American society harmfully reinforce restrictive images of girlhood and womanhood. Results indicate that girls 9 to 11 years of age are "resisting readers," able to criticize and manipulate--as well as enjoy--the gender images…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Fairy Tales, Females, Feminism
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Maguire, Meg – Gender and Education, 1993
Investigates possible reasons why some women tutors do not recognize their situation as one of disadvantage, i.e., that sexual discriminatory practices existed in their educational departments. The paper argues that values of neutrality, impartiality, and professionalism have served to mask gendered power relations in teaching and teacher…
Descriptors: Faculty College Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes
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