Explaining gender differences in achievement in higher education: preliminary results from a British panel survey

Woodfield, Ruth (1999) Explaining gender differences in achievement in higher education: preliminary results from a British panel survey. In: Fogelberg, Paul, Hearn, Jeff, Husu, Liisa and Mankkinen, Teija (eds.) Hard Work in the Academy: Research and Interventions on Gender Inequalities. Helsinki University Press, Helsinki, pp. 93-101. ISBN 9789515704566

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This collection brings together papers initially presented at a conference held in Helsinki (Finland) on gender equality in higher education in several European countries and elsewhere. Following an introductory chapter by the authors, the 30 chapters (separately authored) are grouped under the following topics: national politics and policies; students; academic work and careers; management; sexualities; women's studies; and strategies and interventions for change. The first group of chapters covers national politics and policies in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and Norway. The next chapters examine problems for students in England and Flanders. Other chapters discuss academic work and careers in Israel, Belgium, Australia, Finland and the United States. Three chapters examine management issues in the United Kingdom and Russia; and four chapters focus on issues concerning gay, lesbian and bisexual students and staff in higher education. A sixth section covers women's studies; and in the final section, strategies and interventions for change are set forth. The study notes that while questions of gender inequality are remarkably persistent throughout the world, the form they take and the strategies employed vary. Appended is an agenda for the conference and a description (including subscription information) of the European Network on Gender Equality in Higher Education. (Individual chapters contain references.)

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Depositing User: Ruth Woodfield
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:07
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 10:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24165
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