Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

Gendered Success in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137566584
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.


New York, New York

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Union College, 1972

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: the focus on success stories; Kate White.- Chapter 2. Gender equality as a core academic value: Undoing gender in a “non-traditional” Swedish University; Helen Peterson and Birgitta Jordansson.- Chapter 3. Feminist university management – precondition or indicator for success? An Austrian case study; Angela Wroblewski.- Chapter 4. Women Vice-Chancellors as change agents? An Australian case study; Kate White.- Chapter 5. Changing the gender profile of the professoriate: An Irish case study; Pat O’Connor.- Chapter 6. The exceptionalism of women rectors: a case study from Portugal; Teresa Carvalho and Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor.- Chapter 7. Negotiating space for women’s academic leadership within the Arab Gulf states; Linzi J Kemp, Christina Gitsaki and Wafa Zoghbor.- Chapter 8. The Athena SWAN Charter: promoting commitment to gender equality in Higher Education Institutions in the UK; Sarah Barnard.- Chapter 9. Making a difference: national and local initiatives for gender equity in New Zealand; Jenny Neale.- Chapter 10. Promoting gender transformation at a higher education institution in South Africa; Connie Zulu.- Chapter 11. Gendered Success and Strategies for Change in a Turkish University; Özlem Atay.- Chapter 12. Who promotes a gender agenda?: an Indian case study; Tanuja Argawala.- Chapter 13. Towards a new gender agenda and a model for change; Pat O’Connor.

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