Gender in education, intersectional perspective

Gender in education, intersectional perspective

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 20

Seminars: 10

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Antić Gaber Milica

The course focuses on different areas and levels of education and centers on conceptualizations of gender in an intersectional perspective with other personal circumstances such as nationality, race, class, sexual orientation, etc. The course stems from the concept of gender as an analytical category and builds on the understanding and analysis of intersections. The main emphasis is on modern educational systems and / or practices in education and their effects on gender (in)equality.

The content is composed of three content sets:

Gender, society and inequalities
Basic theoretical approaches and concepts in dealing with gender and social inequalities, with special emphasis on inequalities in the field of education.

Gender and education in a historical perspective
The history of advocating for equal opportunities for students in the field of education.
Historical overview of their inclusions and exclusions in the field of education.
Feminization of the school, the position of female teachers in the entire educational vertical.
The various ways of differentiating and co-constituting social (in)equalities according to gender in the school system, gender stereotypes and educational choices.

Gender in education from an intersectional perspective
Analysis of various possibilities, opportunities and accomplishments of an individual in relation to the interaction of gender with other personal circumstances, such as class, race, nationality, sexual orientation, etc.
Familiarization with the practices of introducing effective mechanisms for reducing gender inequality in the school (organizational and pedagogical approaches, curricular changes; textbook reforms, the use of new technologies and opportunities to increase equity in education) and society (various policy mechanisms, incentives from national and transnational actors).
The wider social dimension of the consequences of intersectional inequality in the field of education for life in society and for society as a whole.