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Title: Narrating experiences of sexism in higher education: a critical feminist autoethnography to make meaning of the past, challenge the status quo and consider the future
Contributor(s): Edwards, Jane  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
Early Online Version: 2017-01-31
DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2017.1286405
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Abstract: Increasingly, the third-level sector across the world has acknowledged a hopeless track record of promoting and retaining competent women in leadership roles. However, change, in terms of women’s contribution and participation, has been minimal at least, or gradual at the most optimistic. In this paper, a woman with more than two decades experience as a full-time academic in the field of higher education relates her sense of loss and purposelessness when attempts to reach for a higher level position were consistently unsuccessful. Using autoethnography she relates her experiences of sexism in higher education, and the ways in which sexism turns into oppression through silencing. She proposes how her experiences point to the need for change, and she indicates that training to reduce gender bias has been proven to improve feelings of workplace fit for participants who collaborate with people who have addressed their gender bias.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(7), p. 621-634
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1366-5898
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390406 Gender, sexuality and education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160204 Management, resources and leadership
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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