Formally established in 2002 (though active from 1997 onwards), the association works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education.

GEA seeks to: 

  • Produce, promote and disseminate feminist and other critical scholarship on gender and education.
  • Raise awareness about international, national and local policies and practices relating to gender and education.
  • Inform and ‘educate’ policy makers by campaigning for educational change, lobbying for gender equality and responding to national and international issues.
  • Create networks to encourage and generate the exchange of information and ideas between teachers, managers, academics and policy makers.
  • Embed within teaching and learning practices a commitment to achieving gender equality.
  • Update educators with the knowledge required to develop reflective and critical pedagogies that promote social justice.

We welcome anyone with interests in gender and education, including administrators, managers, researchers, students, teachers and youth workers.

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  1. Hello,
    I work in Document Supply Services at Sheffield Hallam University and one of our researchers has asked us to find the following paper:
    Generation and the paradox of autonomy in the teaching profession by AJ Pitt , 7th International Conference of the Gender and Education Association (GEA 2009)
    None of our usual sources can help with this and I was wondering if you could please provide a copy of the paper or point us in the direction of an institution that can. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you

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