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Liang, Jia G.; Sottile, James; Peters, April L. – Gender and Education, 2018
Little is known about Asian American women administrators in the public schools. The study sought to understand the pathways of Asian American women to school leadership. In-depth interviews and researcher reflective memos were the primary data sources. The participants included 15 Asian American female school administrators in two states. We…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Females, Administrators, Public Schools
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Ellis, Everton G. – Gender and Education, 2018
This article utilizes a combination of the masculinity and intersectionality frameworks to argue that the underachievement of boys occurs in the intricacies of patriarchy, region (rural area), and class culture. The article utilizes data drawn from a qualitative study at two rural institutions in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, to critically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Underachievement, Males
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Gachago, Daniela; Clowes, Lindsay; Condy, Janet – Gender and Education, 2018
After nearly 25 years of democracy, lives of young South Africans are still profoundly shaped by the legacies of apartheid. This paper considers how these differences are produced, maintained and disrupted through an exploration of changing narratives developed by a small group of South African pre-service teachers, with a particular focus on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Preservice Teachers, Fathers
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Slater, Jenny; Jones, Charlotte; Procter, Lisa – Gender and Education, 2018
In this paper we argue that school toilets function as one civilising site [Elias, 1978. "The Civilising Process". Oxford: Blackwell] in which children learn that disabled and queer bodies are out of place. This paper is the first to offer queer and crip perspectives on school toilets. The small body of existing school toilet literature…
Descriptors: Sanitary Facilities, Disabilities, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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O'Donnell, Jennifer Lee – Gender and Education, 2018
This investigation draws from Mouffe's [2005, "On the Political." London: Routledge] theoretical work on the politics of public togetherness, together with Biesta [2011, "The Ignorant Citizen: Mouffe, Rancière, and the Subject of Democratic Education." "Studies in Philosophy and Education" 30 (2): 141-153] and Kamat's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Social Change, Neoliberalism
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Schroeder, Stephanie; Currin, Elizabeth; McCardle, Todd – Gender and Education, 2018
This article explores the widespread and growing public backlash against high-stakes standardised testing in the United States, following the parent-led Opt Out movement's quest to dismantle neoliberal educational policy by coaching children to boycott standardised tests. We analyse how our participants, mothers and female teachers in Opt Out…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Gao, Fang – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on university-educated Muslim women in different cultural contexts has displayed an intricate and paradoxical connection between experiences of higher education and identity mediation. A traditional model conceptualizes Muslim female university students as 'rebels' against their heritage religion and culture. Recent developments in the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Asplund, Stig-Börje; Pérez Prieto, Héctor – Gender and Education, 2018
In the majority of the research on boys' and young men's relation to reading, it is argued that boys and young men read too little, read poorly and in all the wrong ways. However, few studies focus on how boys and young men read the texts they do encounter. In particular, there is a lack of research on young men of working-class background, whose…
Descriptors: Working Class, Males, Reading, Identification (Psychology)
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Wolfe, Melissa Joy – Gender and Education, 2018
This article scrutinises pedagogical practices undergone in sexuality education as recorded with two intergenerational groups of former Australian schoolgirls. It discusses the surprising widespread use of the plastic, white, circumcised banana penis in sexuality education experienced by the younger group. The normalisation of the white,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Females, Secondary Education
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Åberg, Magnus; Olin-Scheller, Christina – Gender and Education, 2018
Adopting a critical literacy perspective in teaching is about how experiences, social contexts, languages, learning and power relations interact in language development. In this article, we explore how students' critical literacies are enhanced and hindered by emotional power relations in the classroom. We investigate what happens when emotionally…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Literacy Education, Native Language Instruction, Power Structure
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Ylöstalo, Hanna; Brunila, Kristiina – Gender and Education, 2018
In this article, we research and revisit our own experiences of gender equality work to determine the societal and discursive power relations that have shaped gender equality. We conducted our study in Finland, a 'Nordic model of gender equality', but we argue that these results have worldwide relevance, especially since Nordic models of gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Commercialization, Educational Practices
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Shoshana, Avihu; Shchada, Sahar – Gender and Education, 2018
This article aims to highlight the significance of self-concept and emotion-work in the everyday experiences of Muslim mothers who are students at a Jewish university. This research objective was achieved by means of in-depth interviews with mothers who are all studying to earn master's degrees. Our study reveals three main findings. The first is…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Muslims, Mothers, Psychological Patterns
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Ashencaen Crabtree, Sara; Shiel, Chris – Gender and Education, 2018
This paper explores the perceptions and experiences of women academics in the UK, participating in a small-scale qualitative study exploring career progression and encountered institutional obstacles. The accounts are considered in terms of both disadvantageous institutional strategies and interpersonal ones governing day-to-day working…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Career Development
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Pio, Edwina; Graham, Maxine – Gender and Education, 2018
Young women giving birth to children or teen mothers are often on the fringes of society. To facilitate the journeys of these young women towards higher education, a number of organisations have been established. Taking Indigenous knowledge as our theoretical lens, our qualitative data were based on interviews with Indigenous Maori teen mothers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Early Parenthood, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Hamilton, Paula – Gender and Education, 2018
Although considerable attention has been given to issues impacting on the educational experiences of Gypsy/Traveller learners in the UK, most of the literature is oriented towards ethnicity rather than gender. This paper illuminates the experiences of young Gypsy/Traveller women who are engaging with secondary education, and functioning in a dual…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Culture Conflict, Minority Groups, Educational Experience
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