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Gendered Success in Higher Education

Global Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Analyses changes in higher education institutions which have created a model for gendered success

  • Presents case studies of academic organisations in over ten different countries, including examples of best practice in transforming the gender profile of senior positions

  • Draws on a rich and varied palette of national and international experiences

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. A New Gender Agenda

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 283-299

About this book

This book examines higher education institutions that exemplify gendered success whether in terms of the presence of women in senior positions or attempts to change a gendered organisational culture.  It reflects a global perspective, drawing on case studies from eleven countries: Australia, Austria, Ireland, India, New Zealand , Portugal, South Africa, Sweden,  Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. In each country an organisation has been selected that demonstrate best practice in terms of gendered outcomes or processes. Gendered Success in Higher Education highlights both the importance and the limitations of indicators such as the proportion of women in senior positions. It proposes a new gender agenda,  identifies the factors that need to be included in a model of gendered change,  and provides important insights into the nature of gendered change globally and how it can be achieved.  

Keywords

  • education
  • gender
  • higher education
  • organisation
  • women
  • university

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education and Arts, Federation University Australia, Mt Helen, Australia

    Kate White

  • Department of Sociology, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

    Pat O'Connor

About the editors

Kate White is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Federation University Australia, and co-Director of the Women in Higher Education Management   Network. Her research focuses on gender and higher education and women’s academic careers. She is the author/editor of 16 books. Her latest book is Keeping Women in Science (2015). She has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Limerick, Linkoping, Porto and Uppsala,

 

Pat O’Connor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Visiting Professor at Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland.  Her research focuses on gender and higher education, particularly leadership, organisational culture, careers, excellence and masculinities/femininities. Her 100 publications include six books, most recently Management and Gender in Higher Education (2014), and over 70 peer reviewed journal articles. A member of the EU Framework 7 FESTA project (2012-17) and the National Review on Gender Equality in Higher Education (2016), Pat O’Connor has held visiting professorships at Universities of Aveiro, Linkoping, London, Deakin and Melbourne.  

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Gendered Success in Higher Education

  • Book Subtitle: Global Perspectives

  • Editors: Kate White, Pat O'Connor

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56659-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-56658-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-56659-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 299

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Business and Management

Buying options

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USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-56659-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)