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Gender and Choice in Education and Occupation - John Radford

Gender and Choice in Education and Occupation

By: John Radford (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415153959
Number Of Pages: 195

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Despite many years of improved equality of opportunity, around 90% of nurses are female, and 90% of engineers are male. "Gender and Choice in Education and Occupation" challenges the myth of androgynous work and presents cutting-edge research on "brainsex" and its effects on personality, education and choice. It examines intra-sex differences as well as male-female differences and similarities, and targets job attributes, work flexibility, long term life planning, home-work conflict, prestige versus occupational interest, and intrinsic motivational mechanisms to explain the relative failure of intervention policies to date. The contributors who come from a wide range of academic and professional experience, review the empirical literature in relation to socialization, sex stereotyping, class and race, and offer practical ways of improving fairness in selection processes.

Introductionp. xi
Brainsex and Occupationp. 1
Gender and Subject Choice in Secondary Educationp. 18
Referencesp. 33
Using Stereotypes to Dispel Negative Perceptions of Careers in Science and Technologyp. 37
The Ratio of Male to Female Undergraduatesp. 59
Referencesp. 82
Entering Higher Education Older Students' Constructions of Self as Learnersp. 84
Gender Issues in Employment Selectionp. 104
Choice: Can We Choose It?p. 141
Referencesp. 159
An Equal Chance to Succeed?p. 162
Notesp. 173
Why Can't a Woman Be More like a Man, or Vice Versa?p. 174
Referencesp. 188
Indexp. 192
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ISBN: 9780415153959
ISBN-10: 0415153956
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 195
Published: 9th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.7  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1