Gendered Success in Higher Education

Global Perspectives

  • Kate White
  • Pat O'Connor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Case Studies

  4. A New Gender Agenda

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-299

About this book


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.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kate White
    • 1
  • Pat O'Connor
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Education and ArtsFederation University AustraliaMt HelenAustralia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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