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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||What happens to the girls? Gender, work and learning in Canada's 'new economy'|
|Author(s): ||Fenwick, Tara|
|Contact Email: ||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Issue Date: ||Jun-2004|
|Publisher: ||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Citation: ||Fenwick T (2004) What happens to the girls? Gender, work and learning in
Canada's 'new economy', Gender and Education, 16 (2), pp. 169-185.|
|Abstract: ||Policies hailing lifelong learning in the so-called New Economy promote
equitable knowledge work and work-related learning opportunities for all. Gender
is hardly mentioned in these discourses; some might assume gender is 'resolved'
in a new economy emphasizing entrepreneurism, technology, knowledge creation and
continuous learning. However a closer look reveals that gendered inequity
persists both in access to and experience of these learning opportunities.
Indeed, familiar issues of women, work and learning are exacerbated in the
changing contexts and designs of work comprising the so-called New Economy. This
is argued in the frame of Canada's most recent policies on work and learning,
drawing from contemporary Canadian studies and statistics to underline the
point. Current provisions for girls' and women's vocational education in Canada
are assessed in light of these issues, focusing on particular learning needs of
girls and gendered issues they face in entering the labour market of the New
Economy. To move beyond a critical analysis and outline a possible way forward,
four directions for change are suggested: more gender-sensitive career education
for girls; sponsored vocational education for women; management education in
gendered issues arising in the changing economy; and critical vocational
education in both schools and workplaces.|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540250310001690564|
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|Affiliation: ||Education - Research|
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