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Gender equity

Gender issues

National mapping of gender specific and gender related curricula
This project identifies, collates and summarises information about curricula and associated materials that have been designed with a specific gender focus.

Gender Equity: A Framework for Australian Schools
This report was endorsed by a meeting of the Ministerial Council for Education, Employment and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) at their 5th meeting in Brisbane, 1996. The framework was prepared by a MCEETYA taskforce responsible for providing advice to enable improved educational outcomes for girls and boys in Australian schools. The framework was designed for use by schools and systems, education practitioners, parents and school communities. It built on the work undertaken through the National Policy for the Education of Girls in Australian Schools and the National Action Plan for the Education of Girls 1993-97.

Educating boys is an Australian Government information booklet that looks at the educational issues of boys at school and introduces the steps that the government is taking to address these issues.

Boys in schools program at the Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle has a link to information about the Boys in School quarterly professional bulletin, which has a practical focus on improving boys' schooling.

Manhood online contains items such as the issue of rebuilding trust, the need for literacy programs that discriminate in favour of boys, topics such as 'The good things dad did'; the 'Manhood Forum'; and links to support groups and other services for men and boys.

The Office for Women contributes to national policies and strategies that promote gender equality for women and enhance women's status.

Women in vocational education and training: One of the nationally agreed objectives of the vocational education and training (VET) system is to achieve equitable outcomes for disadvantaged groups including women.

'Gender equity: a case for moving beyond his 'n hers' is the title of an article by Judith Gill and Karen Starr of the University of South Australia that  provides a brief overview of the recent history of gender equity in Australian schooling and suggests new ways of thinking about gender justice.

In 2005, the Clare Burton Memorial Lecture, 'Girls, schooling and Society 30 Years On' was presented in every state and in the ACT by Professor Alison MacKinnon, founder of the Hawke Research Institute at the University of South Australia.

International resources of interest:

Center for Health and Gender Equity

This centre, based in Washington DC, is a non-governmental organisation focused on the effects of American international policy on the health and rights of women, girls and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

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Meeting the needs of marginalised young men: An analysis of service provision, by Mindy Sotiri
v.27, n.3, pp.39-49.

Young people, dangerous driving and car culture, by Hannah Graham and Rob White
v.26, n.3, 2007, pp.28-35.

Just boys being boys'?
Leanne Dalley-Trim
v.25, n.3, pp.26-33.

Enhancing the educational outcomes of boys: Findings from the ACT investigation into boys' education, Andrew Martin.
v.22, n.4, 2003, pp.27-36.

The Screamers, by Sarah Baker.
v.22, n.2, 2003, pp.19-25.

Young Australian women: Circumstances and aspirations, by Anita Harris.
v.21, n.4, 2002, pp.32-37.

Deconstructing hegemonic masculinity: An approach for high school students, by M. Paulsen.
v.18, n.3, 1999, pp.12-17.

Better dead than gay? Depression, suicide ideation and attempt among a sample of gay and straight-identified males aged 18 to 24, by J. Nicholas and J. Howard.
v.17, n.4, 1998, pp.28-33.

Reading doesn't have to damage your street cred, by S. Ashby.
v.17, n.1, 1998, p.46.

Freedom of Speech: An innovative project from the UK, by J. Critchlow.
v.17, n.1, 1998, pp.43-45.

Young men, violence and social health, by R. White.
v.16, n.1, 1997, pp.31-37.

Youth violence and the limits of moral panic, by S. Tomsen.
v.16, n.1, 1997, pp.25-30.

Contradictory knowings and women's sexuality, by S. Singh.
v.15, n.3, 1996, pp.33-37.

Striking a pose - girls, cameras and deflecting the gaze, by G. Bloustien.
v.15, n.3, 1996, pp.26-32.

Whereas the (mostly male?) people? Addressing the gender imbalance in public life; and Case study: Activists in school uniform, by S. Munter.
v.15, n.1, 1996, pp.28-31.

The search for a feminism that could accommodate homeless young women, by K. Crinall.
v.14, n.3, 1995, pp.42-47.

Young women and drinking, by J. Davey.
v.13, n.3, 1994, pp.28-31.

Naughty, immoral and depraved: Making young female offenders visible, by J. Bessant.
v.13, n.2, 1994, pp.45-50.

The dinkum oil: Information needs and life concerns of Australian adolescent girls, by S. Edwards and B. Poston-Anderson.
v.12, n.2, 1993, pp.34-37.

Mad, bad or angry? Gender sexual abuse and the pathologising of young women's behaviour, by M. Baines
v.12, n.1, 1997, pp.19-23.

Young women workers, by M. Raymond and J. Elton.
v.10, n.3, 1991, pp.24-26.

Breaking away: Influences on career choices by Greek- and Anglo-Australian girls, by H. Kambouridis.
v.10, n.2, 1991, pp.40-45.

The gender effect on participation rates, academic performance, anxiety and confidence, by J. Abbott-Chapman
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies'.
v.8, n.4, 1989, pp.28-35.

Technology, gender and career choices, by B. Taylor
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1989 v.8 n.2, pp.37-40.

AIDS and young women, by S. Abbott
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1988/89 v.7/8 n.4/1, pp.38-41.

Female youth unemployment and delinquency, by C. Alder
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1986 v.5 n.3, pp.12-16.

Girls talk: 100 girls at risk, by J. Rea
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1986 v.5 n.3, pp.7-11.

The double-bind: The educational dilemmas of young women from Indo-China, by, p. Kelly
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1986 v.5 n.2, pp.24-27.