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Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union - Teresa L. Rees

Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780415115339
Number Of Pages: 280

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The EU has recently launched a framework for policy development in education, training and the labor market. While equal opportunity is identified as important in the model framework, "Mainstreaming Equality in the European Union" argues that the gendered nature of these fields is not incorporated into the analysis upon which the policies are based.
This book traces and critiques the record of the EU on equal opportunities from equal treatment, then positive action, through to the current agenda--mainstreaming equality. The author combines insights from feminist theory on conceptualizing equality, familiarity with Eurospeak and original research on the programs and projects of the Commission to offer an accessible, jargon-free account of the EU's attempts to encourage equal opportunities.

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List of abbreviations and acronyms
Introductionp. 1
The contextp. 10
Conceptualising equal opportunitiesp. 26
The European Union and equal opportunitiesp. 49
Key issues in women's education and training in the UKp. 71
Skill shortages, women, and training for the new information technologiesp. 94
EC community action programmes on education and trainingp. 120
The European Social Fund and LEONARDO DA VINCIp. 146
Competitiveness, social exclusion and the learning society: EO and the White Papersp. 169
Mainstreaming equality?p. 188
Directorates-General of the European Commissionp. 201
National Vocational Qualificationsp. 202
The Social Dialogue Joint Opinion on Women and Trainingp. 203
Equal treatment and positive action in LEONARDO DA VINCI: Guidelines for project promotersp. 210
Examples of equal treatment, positive action and mainstreaming in LEONARDO DA VINCI projectsp. 212
Notesp. 216
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780415115339
ISBN-10: 0415115337
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1