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Author European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education (5th : 2007 : Berlin, Germany)

Title Gender equality programmes in higher education : international perspectives / Sabine Grenz [and others] (hrsg.)
Edition First edition
Published Wiesbaden : VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations
Contents Gender Equality Programmes in Higher Education -- Introduction -- Options of Knowledge -- Opportunities in Science -- The Success of Female Scientists in the 21st Century -- Cooling Out? Gender and Research in Switzerland -- Evaluation of Gender Equality Policies -- Pathways to Success for Women Scientists in Higher Education in the US -- Gender Equality as Organizational Change Frames, Challenges, and Strategies in the European Union and the United States -- 'Keeping your Eye on the Prize': Gender Equality Programmes in Enterprise Universities -- Balancing and Optimising Gender Mainstreaming at German Universities -- Political Will is Not Enough Results from the Evaluation of a Pilot Scheme for Implementing Gender Mainstreaming -- Promoting Women Researchers through Mentoring Eument-Net as a Basis for a European Network of Mentoring Programmes for Women in Academia and Research -- Where is the Key to Success? A Comparative Evaluation of Mentoring Programmes for Outstanding Female Scientists in Natural Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Medicine -- Leading Women: The Positive Impact of Women and Leadership Programs -- Balancing Career and Family in Higher Education -- New Trends and Results -- Gender Equality Programmes: Recommendations of the 5th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education 2007 at Humboldt-Univesität zu Berlin
Summary For the last twenty years gender equality has been on the agenda of national higher education policies both within Europe and beyond it. Previous research in this area has produced numerous case studies about programmes at institutions of higher education as well as reports about national policies. Building on this material, the authors of this book analyse under which circumstances equality programmes are successful. In order to develop a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of and barriers to gender equality in higher education this book presents comparative studies and research focusing on the development of gender equality policies in different countries, as well as studies on the conditions for implementing policies, changes in strategies and the evaluation of gender equality programmes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Sex discrimination in higher education -- Congresses.
Women in higher education -- Congresses.
Women in science -- Congresses.
Women in higher education -- Germany -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Grenz, Sabine.
ISBN 3531912186
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)