Sister-matic: Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education

Morley, Louise (2007) Sister-matic: Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education. Teaching in Higher Education, 12 (5-6). pp. 607-620. ISSN 1356-2517

Full text not available from this repository.


This article theorises findings from a research project investigating gender equity in Commonwealth higher education. The study interrogated enablers and impediments to gender equity in South Africa, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Tanzania. The focus of inquiry was access, curriculum transformation and staff development. This article examines one aspect of the project, that is, how the principles of gender mainstreaming have been applied to curriculum transformation. This will be explored in the context of the implementation gap between macro international and national policies for gender equality and meso and micro level change. Policies for gender equality in general, and gender mainstreaming in particular, have been developed internationally, and variously interpreted at national and organisational levels. The comparative nature of the project should help to broaden debates on equity in the globalised knowledge economy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: Louise Morley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:28
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 11:29
📧 Request an update