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Discourses of difference in gender equity policy in Australian education: feminism and marginalisation

Taylor, Sandra C. (2003) Discourses of difference in gender equity policy in Australian education: feminism and marginalisation. Melbourne Studies in Education, 44(2), pp. 49-67.

Abstract

My concern in this article is the on going debate about how to balance two key aspects of social justice - redistribution and recognition of difference - in gender equity policy. In the paper I analyse the history of gender equity reform in relation to difference, with particular emphasis on Indigenous issues, applying recent theoretical understandings about equity and difference. The paper documents how discourses of difference were framed and addressed in four major gender equity policy documents produced at the national level in Australia. In particular there is an emphasis on how the redistribution-recognition dilemma is handled in the documents.

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ID Code: 1877
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: education policy, feminism, gender equity, difference
ISSN: 0076-6275
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Monash University
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 22:58

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