Researching Women

An annotated bibliography on gender equity in Commonwealth higher education

Paperback / softback, 105 pages, 297 mm x 210 mm
1 Apr 2005
Institute of Education

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This annotated bibliography documents the wealth of scholarship on gender and higher education in the Commonwealth, particularly in low-income countries. It contains the texts that do not reach the public domain, including conference papers, seminar papers and MA and doctoral theses. The aim is to present as full a picture as possible of issues, debates and concerns that have arisen over the past ten years. The bibliography originated in the Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education Research Project. While there is literature on girls and education in low-income countries, there is little material published about women's experiences of higher education, despite the research on gender equity in higher education across the Commonwealth. Researching Women addresses this lack by describing the location and reviewing the content of writing from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Australasia and the UK. As such, it should be a valuable resource for gender scholars who are interested in international patterns and interventions for gender equity in higher education.

  • Louise Morley

    At the time of publication, Louise Morley was Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education.

  • Annik Sorhaindo

    At the time of publication, Annik Sorhaindo was a Research Officer at the Institute of Education, University of London.

  • Penny Jane Burke

    Penny Jane Burke is a Reader in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

1 Researching women in Africa
2 Researching women in South Asia
3 Researching women in Australasia and the Pacific region
4 Researching women in the Caribbean
5 Researching women across the Commonwealth
6 Researching women in high-income Commonwealth countries
Appendix: sources explored

...a unique three-year project to shed light on research by female academics into gender equity in the Commonwealth.

Olga Wojtas, Times Higher Education Supplement