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Gender imbalance in a university hierarchy: can stimulus from outside prompt change?

Sellerberg, Ann Mari LU (2011) In Learning and Teaching 4(1). p.22-41
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Abstract in Undetermined

The article draws on the reports by 12 guest professors - all women - who participated in an EU-financed pedagogical project within a Swedish university's postgraduate studies course, the purpose of which was to address equal opportunities in academia. It has been established that women with doctoral degrees are not being absorbed into the research community. The purpose of the project was to persuade more women postgraduate students to consider university research as a possible future career on finishing their postgraduate studies. The article focuses on the question of whether guest professors, in their capacity as outsiders, observe significant factors in postgraduate students' circumstances that... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

The article draws on the reports by 12 guest professors - all women - who participated in an EU-financed pedagogical project within a Swedish university's postgraduate studies course, the purpose of which was to address equal opportunities in academia. It has been established that women with doctoral degrees are not being absorbed into the research community. The purpose of the project was to persuade more women postgraduate students to consider university research as a possible future career on finishing their postgraduate studies. The article focuses on the question of whether guest professors, in their capacity as outsiders, observe significant factors in postgraduate students' circumstances that elude departmental staff. Can these observations provide knowledge that might persuade more women to continue in research? Can guest professors provide postgraduate students with experiences and lessons that are not readily available from departmental staff? The analysis of the professors' reports indicates that such is the case. (Less)
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women in academia, guest professors, gender imbalance, higher education, postgraduates, Sweden, sociologi, sociology
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Learning and Teaching
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Berghahn Journals
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1755-2273
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  title        = {Gender imbalance in a university hierarchy: can stimulus from outside prompt change?},
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  year         = {2011},
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