Macro Changes and the Implications for Equality and Social and Gender Justice in Higher Education

David, Miriam E. and Burke, Penny J. and Moreau, Marie-Pierre (2019) Macro Changes and the Implications for Equality and Social and Gender Justice in Higher Education. In: The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198822905

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This chapter considers the implications of global changes for equality and social and gen­der justice in HE. Taking a feminist perspective it renders visible the limited impact that neo-liberal transformations have had on women’s equal participation in university educa­tion. Starting from a consideration of the international statistical evidence on the massive expansion of HE, the authors consider how white middle-class male privilege remains en­trenched in complex ways in new forms of HE. This is shown most clearly through the pursuit of an uncritical notion of excellence and the approaches to pedagogical spaces. The chapter considers how student parents are treated ‘carelessly’ or without care, and how the majority of academic staff have become precarious workers, whilst privilege re­mains for white middle-class men in power.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: care, equality, excellence, feminism, gender, sexuality, social justice, student parents, white male privi­lege
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2019 09:11
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:55

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