Inclusion and Gender Equity in Education: A Conference at the Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University

Dar es Salaam, 14 – 16 November 2012
GEA Policy Report
Gender was clearly on the educational research agenda at this illuminating, innovative, international conference, organized by Dr Anjum Halai (Head of Research) and Dr Jane Rarieya (Head of Courses) at the Aga Khan University in East Africa. The shadow of the dangers of campaigning for […]

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Promoting Equality: UK Feminista

GEA Policy Report Autumn 2012
UK Feminista is a relatively new organization of ‘ordinary women and men campaigning for gender equality’. Founded just over 2 years ago, it has wide and international aims, namely a ‘vision of a world where women enjoy all the rights enshrined in CEDAW – the Convention on the Elimination of All […]

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BY GOVE: BACK TO THE FUTURE: EDUCATION CIRCA 1962!

GEA Policy Officer’s Report, 2012
The need for evidence-based policy has become a key mantra for neo-liberal regimes across the global north. Yet the majority of governments seem to be very selective about what evidence they look at and often ignore research altogether, even the research that they have commissioned or the publically funded research conducted […]

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The e-word now at the heart of English (higher) education

The Third Gender and Education Association Policy Report (July 2011)
It seems that the e-word as in equality, equity or equal opportunities, is fast going out of fashion, to say the very least, under this UK Coalition Government. It is being replaced by another set of e-words such as earning, economic, employment but not education […]

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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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Browne Report + the White Paper = A Murky Outlook for Educational Equality

A report by GEA’s Policy Officer Miriam David, with Jessica Ringrose and Victoria Showunmi
October- December 2010

This policy report covers official UK Government policy over the last four months. Our brief is primarily to focus on the UK government’s policy developments. However, the four countries that make up the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern […]

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Appointment of First GEA Policy Officer

The Association has recently appointed its first GEA policy officer, Professor Miriam David who, as many of you know, has extensive knowledge and research experience in the field of gender and education. We are delighted that Miriam has accepted the post and we look forward to regular reports from her, which will both inform the position […]

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