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Author Leathwood, Carole.

Title Gender and the changing face of higher education : a feminized future? / Carole Leathwood and Barbara Read
Published Maidenhead, England ; New York : Society for Research into Higher Education/Open University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (217 pages) : illustrations
Series SRHE and Open University Press imprint
SRHE and Open University Press imprint.
Contents Introduction -- The feminization thesis -- The global context : gender, feminization and higher education -- Gender, participation and higher education in the UK -- Institutional identities and representations of the university -- Student identities, femininities and masculinities -- Academic identities and gendered work -- Academic practices : assessment, speaking and writing -- Academic practices : curriculum, knowledge and skills -- Conclusions : re-visioning the academy
Summary Presents a feminist analysis of debates about 'feminization', asking to what extent do patterns of participation continue to reflect and (re)construct wider social inequalities of gender, social class and ethnicity and how far has a numerical increase in women students challenged the cultures, curriculum and practices of the university
Notes "SRHE and Open University Press imprint."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-207) and index
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Subject Education, Higher -- Sex differences.
Form Electronic book
Author Read, Barbara, 1969-
Society for Research into Higher Education.
ISBN 0335227139 (paperback)
0335227147 (hbk.)
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