The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises, and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners.

Gender Equity in Post-Secondary Education

Gender equity in post-secondary education

The historical and contemporary contexts of the post-secondary education sector are characterized by gendered patterns of access, participation and outcomes. Such patterns, while globally evident, are differently configured in different geographical, socio-economic, cultural and historical contexts. While, for example, women students now outnumber men students in further education colleges in the UK, in Ethiopia, women constitute only 20% of students in technical, vocational education and training (Gonon et al., 2001), and the main issue in many countries remains girls' access to primary schooling (EFA, 2005). This is not to argue, however, that gender inequalities in the UK post-secondary sector are not an issue, but rather that attention to the different formations and patterns of gender inequity ...

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