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dc.contributor.authorMaxwell, Tomen
dc.contributor.authorGyamtso, Dekien
dc.contributor.authorSeden, Kinleyen
dc.contributor.authorWangmo, Neyzangen
dc.contributor.authorLhamo, Dawaen
dc.contributor.authorTshechu, Sangayen
dc.contributor.authorChoden, Tsheringen
dc.contributor.authorTshomo, Ugyenen
dc.contributor.authorLhamo, Namgayen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-23T14:58:00Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationBhutan Journal of Research and Development, 4(2), p. 13-26en
dc.identifier.issn1321-4583en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22184en
dc.description.abstractNo research has previously been carried out on women in Bhutan becoming and being academics. Although there is a strong legal environment for gender equality generally, in practice there are socio-cultural interpretations of Buddhist teachings that have negatively impacted upon women. We used interviews following Giddens' structuration theory where signification is given prominence. In this exploratory study, eight research assistants (RAs) interviewed two junior and two senior female academics each in English. Each RA transcribed the data which were analyzed with the assistance of NVivo. The major inspiration for the younger women to become academics was their teachers. Parents, family and partners were also seen as important support. Social structures and practices, supported by certain Buddhist interpretations, were dominant in affecting these academic women's role. Teaching load was apparently shared equally but research and service roles were strongly gendered. Discriminatory practices were identified including unequal access to learning opportunities (including overseas), in research and in access to power (information). Two thirds of the interviewed women had practical suggestions about how to improve gender equity though very few mentioned affirmative action strategies common in the West. The vast majority of the 30 women interviewed indicated that they were happy with their work as academics. Policy, practice and research implications are identified.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherRoyal University of Bhutanen
dc.relation.ispartofBhutan Journal of Research and Developmenten
dc.titleExperiences of Becoming and Being Academic Women in Bhutanen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dcterms.accessRightsGolden
dc.subject.keywordsGender, Sexuality and Educationen
dc.subject.keywordsHigher Educationen
local.contributor.firstnameTomen
local.contributor.firstnameDekien
local.contributor.firstnameKinleyen
local.contributor.firstnameNeyzangen
local.contributor.firstnameDawaen
local.contributor.firstnameSangayen
local.contributor.firstnameTsheringen
local.contributor.firstnameUgyenen
local.contributor.firstnameNamgayen
local.subject.for2008130103 Higher Educationen
local.subject.for2008130308 Gender, Sexuality and Educationen
local.subject.seo2008930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Developmenten
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.emailtmaxwell@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaildcgyamtso.sce@rub.edu.bten
local.profile.emailkseden.sce@rub.edu.bten
local.profile.emailneyzangw@hotmail.comen
local.profile.emaildlhamz@yahoo.comen
local.profile.emailtshechu@sherubtse.edu.bten
local.profile.emailtsheringchoden.ovc@rub.edu.bten
local.profile.emailugyentshomo.pce@rub.edu.bten
local.profile.emailnamgaylhamo12@gmail.comen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20160429-141018en
local.publisher.placeThimphuen
local.format.startpage13en
local.format.endpage26en
local.url.openhttp://www.rub.edu.bt/index.php/journals/116-bjrd-autumn-2015-vol-4-no-2en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume4en
local.identifier.issue2en
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local.contributor.lastnameMaxwellen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:22374en
local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22184en
local.title.maintitleExperiences of Becoming and Being Academic Women in Bhutanen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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