both have been helpful in deﬁning clear limits and frames to the size of study modules. Regular assessments of the content, careful planning and co-ordination of the study-modules have also helped. Students’ regular feedback and the intensive co-operation between teachers (in the units, on national and international level) also keep the workload at a reasonable level.
3.4. Occupations for Gender Studies Graduates This part discusses the employment opportunities for Gender graduates. It is based, among other sources, on the ﬁndings of the FP5 research project (2001-2003) on ‘Employment and Women’s Studies: The Impact of Women’s Studies Training on Women’s Employment in Europe’ (EWSI). It refers extensively to the volume Gabrielle Grifﬁn, ed., Doing Women’s Studies. Employment Opportunities, Personal Impacts and Social Consequences (2005) based on the research project. In general, “Women’s Studies graduates predominately end up in ﬁve employment sectors: research and education, equal opportunities, civil society, journalism and information, and the social and health sector.” (Silius 2005, 118) The jobs they have are: “(…) equality adviser, representative for an association, secretary, project manager, editor, ofﬁce manager, researcher, social worker, journalist, archivist, policewoman, museum guide, librarian, planning ofﬁcer of a programme at university, lecturer, midwife, teacher, childcare worker, coordinator, architect, psychologist. In some countries, graduates also had jobs in NGOs.” However, some students “(…) continued their studies, working on their master’s degree or doctorate. Some recent graduates were looking for work, participating in voluntary work, or creating a family.” (Silius 2005, 117) Gender Studies shares with many of the humanities and with studies in law that graduates ﬁnd jobs in a wide range of occupations. For Gender Studies this broad range is complicated by the fact that there is not one ‘core occupation’ such as lawyer for those who study law, or teacher for those who study a language or history. For many outsiders equal opportunities policies are the core business of Gender Studies, but for stakeholders in the ﬁeld this is incorrect. The broad and diversiﬁed ﬁeld of knowledge production on gender in art, in society, in economics, in culture, in politics, in health, in international relations, 49
Published on Jan 18, 2011
Published on Jan 18, 2011
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