Gendered Success in Higher Education

Global Perspectives

Editors: White, Kate, O'Connor, Pat (Eds.)

  • Analyses changes in higher education institutions which have created a model for gendered success
  • Presents case studies of academic organisations in over ten different countries, including examples of best practice in transforming the gender profile  of senior positions
  • Draws on a rich and varied palette of national and international experiences
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This book examines higher education institutions that exemplify gendered success whether in terms of the presence of women in senior positions or attempts to change a gendered organisational culture.  It reflects a global perspective, drawing on case studies from eleven countries: Australia, Austria, Ireland, India, New Zealand , Portugal, South Africa, Sweden,  Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. In each country an organisation has been selected that demonstrate best practice in terms of gendered outcomes or processes. Gendered Success in Higher Education highlights both the importance and the limitations of indicators such as the proportion of women in senior positions. It proposes a new gender agenda,  identifies the factors that need to be included in a model of gendered change,  and provides important insights into the nature of gendered change globally and how it can be achieved. 

About the authors

Kate White is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Federation University Australia, and co-Director of the Women in Higher Education Management   Network. Her research focuses on gender and higher education and women’s academic careers. She is the author/editor of 16 books. Her latest book is Keeping Women in Science (2015). She has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Limerick, Linkoping, Porto and Uppsala,

 

Pat O’Connor is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and Visiting Professor at Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland.  Her research focuses on gender and higher education, particularly leadership, organisational culture, careers, excellence and masculinities/femininities. Her 100 publications include six books, most recently Management and Gender in Higher Education (2014), and over 70 peer reviewed journal articles. A member of the EU Framework 7 FESTA project (2012-17) and the National Review on Gender Equality in Higher Education (2016), Pat O’Connor has held visiting professorships at Universities of Aveiro, Linkoping, London, Deakin and Melbourne. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Focus on Success Stories

    White, Kate

    Pages 3-23

  • Gender Equality as a Core Academic Value: Undoing Gender in a ‘Non-Traditional’ Swedish University

    Peterson, Helen (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Feminist University Management: Precondition or Indicator for Success? A Case Study from Austria

    Wroblewski, Angela

    Pages 49-70

  • Women Vice-Chancellors as Change Agents? An Australian Case Study

    White, Kate

    Pages 71-90

  • Changing the Gender Profile of the Professoriate: An Irish Case Study

    O’Connor, Pat

    Pages 91-109

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56658-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gendered Success in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Kate White
  • Pat O'Connor
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56659-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56659-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56658-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 299
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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