GEA 2013: Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections: Policy, Practice, Parity

Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013
Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University
Tuesday 23rd– Friday 26th April 2013
 
Confirmed keynote speakers:
– Prof. Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle, Australia (What Do Wages Do? Feminist Theory After the Financial Crisis)
– Prof. Val Gillies, Weeks Centre, LSBU (From Baby Brain to Conduct Disorder: the New […]

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Girl guiding survey reports austerity impacting on UK girls’ education and career aspirations

The 2011 Girls’ Attitudes Survey by the Girl Guides has reported that financial uncertainty is shaping girls’ and young women’s career and academic aspirations.
Since 2009, the annual survey has explored 5 key areas:
• Family and Relationships
• Environment and World Events
• Education, Training, Skills and Careers
• Society, Culture and Community
• Health and Wellbeing
This year 1200 young […]

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Learner identity, space and Black, working class young women

“It’s almost like she’s two different people; one in English Literature class and another in song-writing club.  I’d like to think the second one is the true her” (English teacher, inner London post-16 college)
This comment refers to a student who appeared to inhabit very different learner identities within two distinct contexts in her college: her […]

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Hair, Beauty and Child Care: Gender and Careers Education for Girls

Whilst working in youth projects over the past decade or so, I have often noticed the predominance of highly gendered career guidance for young people. Too often, when discussing what career options girls were considering, the ‘holy trinity’ of beauty, hair and child care cropped up repeatedly in young women’s visions for their future and […]

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Review of Vocational Education: The Wolf Report for the Department of Education

The Second Gender and Education Association Policy Report (March 2011)
Alison Wolf’s report on education for 14-19 year olds, commissioned by the English Government in Autumn 2010, has received rapturous acclaim in the media, policy and government circles. For example, the Guardian’s editorial on March 4th 2011 was entitled FE colleges. Who’s Afraid of Alison Wolf? […]

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Education for Change Seminar

On 23rd June 2010 UCU, the union which represents academic and academic-related staff in further and higher education in the UK, held a day seminar entitled ‘Education for Change: preparing an activist agenda to promote a new education for women’.
Joanna de Groot opened the seminar by taking us back to the 1980s, a theme that […]

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