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Title: Gender power in elite schools: methodological insights from researcher reflexive accounts
Author(s): Forbes, Joan
Weiner, Gaby
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Keywords: gender
elite schools
gender regimes
researcher reflexivity
Issue Date: 2014
Date Deposited: 20-Sep-2016
Citation: Forbes J & Weiner G (2014) Gender power in elite schools: methodological insights from researcher reflexive accounts. Research Papers in Education, 29 (2), pp. 172-192.
Abstract: The main task of this paper is to understand the methodological insights from researchers’ reflexive accounts about the production of gender in the specific practices of three Scottish elite schools. Accordingly, the paper poses three questions: How is gender re/constructed through the specific practices of these elite schools? What insights into these specific school gender regimes are offered in researchers’ reflexive accounts? What methodological insights are gained for future such studies? The paper opens with a discussion of gender policy in Scotland which suggests that the country’s policy and governance take little account of gender, equality and in/exclusion issues, in particular their intersectional nature. The methodology for the wider study from which this paper emerges is then outlined followed by the methodology for this researcher reflexive sub-study. Then, the data relating to the three schools’ gender practices’ regimes and the researchers’ reflexive data are presented and analysed. The paper concludes by delineating a number of important gender power issues which the researcher reflexive accounts highlight and argues that the insights thus gained will aid the development of gender and power sensitive methodology.
DOI Link: 10.1080/02671522.2013.767369
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