Beyond political housework: gender equity in the post-school environment: a discussion paper


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Author: Butler, Elaine

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New South Wales. Department for Women New South Wales. Premier's Council for Women


In this paper the author critically examines efforts to achieve post-school education gender equity and offers some directions for equity in the future. The analysis incorporates a study of the global context of gender equity issues. An overview of current gender equity practices in Australia is provided and the author highlights opportunities for deconstruction of accepted notions regarding approaches to gender equity work, to allow recognition of equity as an integrated system characteristic as opposed to an extra obligation for institutions. Universities, vocational education and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Higher education; Adult and community education; Equity; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Gender

Keywords: University; Community education; Equal treatment; Equal opportunity; TAFE; Postcompulsory education

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: [Sydney, New South Wales]: Department for Women, 1997

Physical description: iv, 83 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Prepared by Elaine Butler

On cover: Prepared for Premier's Council for Women, Department for Women New South Wales

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 78.578

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