Challenges and Negotiations for Women in Higher Education

  • Pamela Cotterill
  • Sue Jackson
  • Gayle Letherby

Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-12
  2. Ambivalent Positions in the Academy

  3. Process and Pedagogy at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-72
    2. Val Walsh
      Pages 73-93
    3. Jen Marchbank
      Pages 95-115
    4. Jocey Quinn
      Pages 117-129
    5. Christina Hughes, Lynn Clouder, Jackie Pritchard, Judy Purkis, Viv Barnes
      Pages 131-147
  4. Career – Identity – Home

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-158
    2. Pamela Cotterill, Maureen Hirsch, Gayle Letherby
      Pages 183-200
    3. Jan Sellers
      Pages 201-221
    4. Amanda Loumansky, Sue Goodman, Sue Jackson
      Pages 223-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

About this book

Introduction

There is much ambivalence in women’s experience of the academy as teachers and students. Although today many more women follow academic careers than in the past, they do not find the welcome that they had hoped for and expected. Additionally, women students find that whilst they can now enter through the doors of universities, academic space remains embedded in structures and cultures of gender and social class.

This book is a clear and accessible exploration of lifelong learning and educational opportunities for women in higher education. It has been developed from work undertaken by members of the Women in Higher Education Network with chapters organised in three thematic sections:

  • Ambivalent Positions in the Academy
  • Process and Pedagogy at Work
  • Career – Identity – Home

Challenges and Negotiations for Women in Higher Education is a major text in lifelong learning and educational opportunities for women in higher education. It will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in gender, research, process and practice in lifelong learning and higher education. Additionally, most women – whether or not they are part of the academy or recognise themselves as lifelong learners – will associate with many of the issues raised in this book.

 

Keywords

Gender Lifelong Learning education higher education learning quality quality assurance university

Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela Cotterill
    • 1
  • Sue Jackson
    • 2
  • Gayle Letherby
    • 3
  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityStoke on TrentUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.BirkbeckUniversity of LondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of PlymouthUnited Kingdom

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