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ACADEMIC TEAMWORK AFFECTED BY GENDER DISCRIMINATION
ACADEMIC TEAMWORK AFFECTED BY GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Author(s): Suzana Carmen Cismas
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Piteşti
Keywords: teamwork; academic environment; communication; gender discrimination

Summary/Abstract: Gender neutrality must be the epitome of academic settings where self-identification focuses on being independent and free from the pressures of societal opinions, generating a culture of high performance totally detached from any mundane cultural bias. University formal settings promote gender neutral attitudes, balancing both students and teachers work teams. In recent years, women have made remarkable progress in the academia but barriers to their participation in higher levels persist. Their under-representation in senior positions in universities is evident. Even with decades of legislation to redress the gender imbalance, female under-representation seems to be a constant phenomenon. To deal with such persistent bias, political leaders often resort to the image of the road towards gender equity meaning fair access to power and resources, to participation and influence. This development is seen as gradual and harmonious evolvement, motivated by women’s utility and represented by a series of measurable progress steps to gender equal democracy.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 239-249
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English