Witch or Sexy Kitten; Girls, Double Standards and the Illusion of ‘Choice’ at Halloween

In the run up to Halloween, we are proud to publish this fantastic piece co-authored by Professor Jessica Ringrose, Emilie Lawrence, Hanna Retallack and Siri Lindholm which challenges the inherent sexism apparent in the costume choices open to young girls and women and the complex set of unwritten rules surrounding their behaviour during this holiday. 

 
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CFP to Host GEA 2016 Conference

 
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Gender and Education Association are pleased to announce that their next international interim conference will be held in June 2016. The GEA executive committee welcome proposals to host the interim conference from higher education institutions across national contexts and from conference teams spanning a variety of academic disciplines, theoretical backgrounds and fields.
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Healthy Sexual Development

SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) is VITAL in ensuring that we equip students with the confidence and knowledge needed to have healthy, positive and safe sexual relationships. Time and time again, research has shown that students are desperate for a curriculum that goes deeper than the biological mechanisms of sex; that goes beyond the scaremongering […]

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Join GEA!

The Gender and Education Association provides members with:

Access to, and support from, a feminist network through, for example, email lists, day seminars and conferences, and regional meetings
Reduced rates for: personal subscriptions to the journal Gender and Education; the Gender and Education international conference; GEA seminars and other events
Financial assistance for low-income members to attend GEA conferences and seminars
Regular GEA […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS

We are pleased to announce the following calls for papers; all three are fantastic opportunities and promise to be exciting events!
 

1. Neoliberalism, work and gender education (deadline for abstracts is  6 July)

 NGEW FINAL CALL WITH EXTENSION FOR GEA

2. Distance learning (deadline for abstracts is 10 July)

 CFP DE FINAL WITH EXTENTION FOR GEA

3. Theorising curriculum in […]

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White Working-Class Boys’ Learner Identities in Neoliberal Times

Garth Stahl, now at the University of South Australia, discusses his research in London, UK, on white working class boys. Garth’s book Identity, Neoliberalism and Aspiration: Educating White Working-class Boys is now available from Routledge.
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In recent years there has been growing concern over the pervasive disparities in academic achievement that are highly influenced by ethnicity, […]

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Gender and Education in the Asia-Pacific: Possibilities and Provocations: a report from the Melbourne Conference

The Gender and Education Interim Conference hosted by three universities in Melbourne in December was a truly inspiring occasion.
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Three outstanding key notes were followed by three inspirational panels organized around Rebecca Barry’s remarkable film ‘I am a girl’; the expanding and diversifying role of digital media in education and public pedagogies; and Gender Jamming including […]

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