Gender and Education Association
Formally established in 2002 (and launched on International Women’s Day that year), the Gender and Education Association (GEA) works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education. GEA is based in the UK, but has an Executive Committee within representation from other parts of the world and hundreds of international members. Its members are mostly academics teaching and researching gender and education issues in universities but also include teachers and policymakers.
The association promotes gender equity in education in a range of ways including through communicating current research through the website, annual conferences and a range of seminars. Members also work alongside policymakers, teachers, youth workers, pressure groups, students and trade unionists to raise awareness, lobby and exchange information. Resource pages on various aspects of gender and education are used by academics, students, teachers and policy makers internationally. They cover: Contexts (boys’ ‘underachievement’, feminism, legislation and policy, media representations); Inclusion (disability and special needs, ethnicity, promoting gender equality, sexuality, social class); Pedagogies (assessment, curriculum, single-sex and co-ed schooling, single-sex classes, working with girls in youth work and in schools, working with boys); and Subjects (geography, history, life skills and pastoral care, mathematics, music, physical education, religious education, science).