Gender and Education – Towards New Strategies of Leadership and Power


Sep.17th-18th 2009
University of Augsburg, Germany

Call for Papers
Deadline for proposals: July 4th
Registration: July 30th

“This conference deals with gender and education, and the question of more social justice in this field. New strategies for women are needed to access high level leadership positions in schools and in academic careers.

For this reason gender equity in the educational system is an important topic of research and an urgent social demand in the EU, the US and around the world. In this context, all educational levels from pre-school, primary school, secondary school up to university are to be considered.

Although women comprise the majority of the teaching force, they are distinctly underrepresented in positions of higher leadership and administration. In this conference we ask, “What are the challenges as well as resources that influence how women enter and pursue positions of educational leadership?”


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