Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

2017 Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Critical Gender Studies as a Lens on Education and Schooling

  • Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-588-4_424



According to US News and World Report (2014), women in the USA are surpassing men in earning bachelor’s degrees as well as graduate degrees. Women are also making gains in fields traditionally dominated by men. The same report notes that, “Today, women in their early 30s are just as likely to be doctors or lawyers as they are to be teachers or secretaries” (U.S. News 2014). This phenomenon is not just found in the USA. The Sydney Morning Herald (2013) reports that, in Australia, women get more bachelors’ and graduate degrees than men. The Guardian (2013) reports that, within the UK, not only do women receive more degrees – at all levels – than men, but there are some universities where women outnumber the men 2/1. The MacMillan Center, at Yale University, shows that, globally, women are more educated than men MacMillan Center Report (2014). What these reports also reveal is that women still make less than men in general, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA