The ‘Challenging gender polarities through schooling: putting your ‘gender lens’ to work for data analysis’ Deakin GSS HDR Workshop with Amanda Keddie was held on 5 April 2019. 


The workshop will involve exploring snippets of data gathered from a recent study conducted in the USA in an elite independent school. The study sought to identify new educative approaches to supporting gender justice. The school has recently instated productive policy and practice around issues of gender equity. The data to be explored in the workshop reflect the thoughts and concerns of student leaders (aged between 15-18 years) about gender and social justice in the current climate of #MeToo. The workshop will focus on making sense of this data through a ‘gender justice lens’.


About the Speaker

Amanda Keddie is a Professor of Education at Deakin University. She leads the program: Children, Young People and their Communities within the REDI (Research for Educational Impact) Centre. Her research interests and publications are in the broad field of social justice and schooling. She began her career as a primary school teacher in 1998 while studying for her PhD in Education at Deakin University. After being awarded her doctorate in 2002, she worked in various lecturing roles in the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland before taking up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Queensland in 2005. Since 2005, she has pursued a research-intensive trajectory with Research Fellowships at Roehampton University (London), Griffith University (Brisbane) and The University of Queensland (Brisbane). She has recently completed an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, which involved a cross-cultural analysis of socially just schooling in Australia and the UK.


For more information about the ‘First Fridays’ Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies HDR Workshop and Seminar Series. 




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