Changing the Subject

Changing the Subject : Women in Higher Education

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How do women academics survive? How can we empower women students? How can we develop feminist strategies in teaching and learning in higher education? Published in conjunction with the Women in Higher Education Network, this text explores these fundamental questions and presents strategies for changing and challenging the mainstream curriculum in higher education. In the first section, contributors present the problems women face in mainstream higher education, often using their own experiences to illustrate the issues. The experiences range from coping with motherhood and academics, to the situations faced by black and lesbian women. The second section explores methods of dealing with some of the issues that arise and suggests ways of empowering women in higher education. The final section examines strategies for adapting and challenging the mainstream curriculum in a range of disciplines. Containing chapters written from lecturer and student perspectives, this diverse collection should be of interest and practical use to all women lecturers and students in higher education on a personal and professional level.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 19.05mm | 498.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748402810
  • 9780748402816

Table of contents

Section 1 The Experiences of Women in Higher Education: Being Different is a Very Difficult Roe to Hoe: Survival strategies of women academics; Caught Between Two Worlds: Mothers as academics; Ivory Towers and Ebony Women: The experiences of black women in higher education; Fighting Back or Biting Back: Lesbians in higher education; Academic Women: What are we doing to ourselves. Section 2 The Empowerment of Women in Higher Education: Commonality and Difference: Theory and practice; Postgraduate Students: Empowering ourselves; Getting Down to Writing: A group project within women's studies; The Influence of Feminism in Black Women in Higher Education; Empowering Women With Disabilities in Higher Education. Section 3 Women Challenging the Mainstream Curriculum in Higher Education: Is a Feminist Pedagogy Possible?; Transforming the Household: Mature women students and access to Higher Education; Health and Caring in a Feminist Context; Exploring the Contributions Feminism has Made to Social Work Educators; Transforming the Curriculum.
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