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Gender and advancement in higher education's prestige economy

Kandiko Howson, Camille B. (2018) Gender and advancement in higher education's prestige economy. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (22 May 2018). Website.

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What does it take to climb the career ladder in UK academia? And who gets to the top? Camille B. Kandiko Howson reports on research that highlights the role of prestige and "indicators of esteem" in hiring and promotion decisions. Prestige is found to be a gendered concept, with the indicators of esteem - publication rates, first author status, keynote invitations – being more easily acquired by men. Meanwhile, the work that motivates many women in academia, such as group success in a research lab or delivering quality teaching programmes, is often ignored or undervalued. Broader aspects of academic work should be recognised to allow for a greater variety of indicators to support diversity and inclusion within the sector.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 14:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:10

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