Gender Barriers in Higher Education: The Case of Taiwan

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As a consequence of the rapid expansion of higher education in Taiwan over the past decades, the enrolment of females in higher education has grown considerably. However, this article reports that in terms of institutional difference, access to advanced study, and differing subject preferences, the barriers to women's participation in higher education remain. Thus, the findings drawn from this article lead to the conclusion that females still suffer disadvantages in access to higher education, although the expansion of higher education in Taiwan has substantially benefited females over the past few decades.


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Wang, R.- jer. (2001). Gender Barriers in Higher Education: The Case of Taiwan. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 9, 51.
Author Biography

Ru-jer Wang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Dr. Ru-Jer Wang received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Manchester (UK) and is currently an Associate Professor and former director of the Graduate Institute of Education, National Chung Cheng University. His main research and teaching interests are educational administration, comparative education, and higher education, knowledge management and education, and the knowledge economy and education. He is also in charge of the Center for Research into the Knowledge Economy and Education. He has published more than 30 research papers and four books: Educational Administration (1998), Comparative Education (1999), The Theory and Application of Knowledge Management: The Case of the Education Sector and Its Innovation (2000), and The Knowledge-based Economy and Education (2001).