Creating sustainable networks to enhance women's participation in higher education in Papua New Guinea

Aisoli-Orake, Rachel, Bue, Veronica, Aisi, Mary, Ambelyne, Imelda, Betasolo, Mirzi, Nuru, Tindi, Kialo, Dora, Akanda, Shamsul, Denano, Sogoing, Yalambing, Lydia, Gasson, Susan, Spencer, Elizabeth, Bruce, Christine, and Roberts, Nick (2022) Creating sustainable networks to enhance women's participation in higher education in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 44 (2). pp. 208-220.

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The challenges of raising the participation of women as leaders in higher education globally have been extensively but unevenly documented. Potential has been identified for international developmental networks to support an increasing presence of women as leaders in emerging higher education systems. Through an exploration of shared experiences and learnings in a specific developmental network of women, and some men, from universities in Papua New Guinea and Australia, the wider implications of local challenges became visible. A Collaborative Research Culture Framework has been used to highlight key collaborative principles that enable and enhance women's participation in higher education. The authors have framed their theoretical exploration of the issues informed by their own experiences of collaborating to overcome challenges faced by women participating in higher education.

Item ID: 72785
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-9508
Keywords: Papua New Guinea; Higher Education; collaboration; women in leadership; gender equity
Copyright Information: © 2022 Association for Tertiary Education Management and the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.
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Acknowledged the Cairns Institute/PNGUOT Twinning Project that established the Significant Interest Group that is the authorship group for this work.

Article is dedicated to Dr Mary Aisi was an author until her untimely death during the preparation of this article and is sadly missed.

Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 03:26
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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