International Conference: Gender, Identities and Education.

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Gender, Identities and Education
May 23-25, 2016

Organizer of the conference: The Sultan Moulay Slimane University of Beni Mellal, Morocco (partner of GeSt project).

Co-organizers of the conference are partners of GeSt project: Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), Central European University (Hungary), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University (Morocco), the University of Manouba (Tunisia), the University of Sousse (Tunisia), Kirovohrad State Pedagogical University (Ukraine), Nizhyn Mukola Gogol State University, (Ukraine), Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ukraine), Isis Center for Women and Development (Morocco).

The main objective of the conference was to bring researchers and scholars from various fields to share current research interest and experience in the area of Gender Studies. By so doing, the conference ultimately was aimed at offering a sound platform for the effective launch of this highly important Erasmus + project.

Scholars interested in Gender Studies and Education, Cultural Studies, and media were invited to submit proposals for paper presentations (max 300 words) that address any aspect of the conference topics including but not limited to:
– The issue of gender in language, culture and society.
– Gender in cultural studies,
– Gender in discourse analysis,
– Intersection of different subjectivities (gender, class, race, age, ability etc.) in educational and gender socialization processes,
-The reproduction of gender inequalities in educational institutions
in compulsory education
in higher education
in pedagogical practices
in teaching materials

– Femininities and masculinities in the classroom, non-formal and informal education, media, language, popular culture,
– The concept of the body in education and gender socialization
– Women in education (language, body, culture, media, representations, etc.)
– Identity and power in the teaching process.

Organizing Committee:

  • Hayat Naciri, FLSH, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco (conference coordinator)
  • Cherki Karkaba, FLSH, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco
  • Farida Mokhtari, FLSH, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco
  • Meriem Ouahidi, FLSH, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco
  • Saida Hdii, FLSH, Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, Morocco
  • Souad Slaoui, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
  • Natalija Mažeikienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Dorottya Redai, Central European University, Hungary
  • Hadley Renkin, Central European University, Hungary
  • Vassiliki Deliyanni-Kouimtzi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Olga Avramenko. Kirovohrad State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
  • Dalenda Bouzgarrou-Larguèche, the Director-General of CREDIF (The Center for Research, Studies, Documentation and Information on Women) ; the University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Boutheina Ben Hassine ,The University of Sousse, Tunisia
  • Tetiana Lisova, Nizhyn Mukola Gogol State University, Ukraine
  • Halyna Dychkovska, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ukraine
  • Fatima Sadiqi, Isis Center for Women and Development, Fes, Morocco

More than 130 people took place in the conference. Academicians, teachers, researchers from the project partners’ universities as well as from different Moroccan institutions presented the main results of their research in the field, shared their ideas, insights and experiences with other conference participants.

Conference program can be found HERE.

Conference abstracts can be found HERE.

Conference presentations can be found HERE

Masculinity, (Mis)Recognition and Failure: Notes from the Research on Young Men at Risk of Social Exclusion – Artūras Tereškinas (VMU, Lithuania)

Unfolding Reading Masculinities: Secondary Analysis of PIRLS Data – Natalija Mažeikienė (VMU, Lithuania)

Resistance to Normative Biography in Narrative (Re)Construction of Educational Trajectories and Learning Lives – Natalija Mažeikienė, Eglė Gerulaitienė (VMU, Lithuania)

A Discoursal Approach to “Identity” and its Potentials for Education Purposes – Erzsébet Barát (CEU, Hungary)

Digital Storytelling as an Open Educational Resource Across the Gender Curriculum – Eilina Dailidienė (VMU, Lithuania)

Project GeSt and Relevance of Gender Studies in Higher Education – Olga Avramenko (KSPU, Ukraine)

Gender Economics in Ukraine: the main areas of research – Natalia Pasechnik (KSPU, Ukraine)

Gender Analysis of First-year Students of Pedagogical and Technical Specialties – Iryna Lupan (KSPU, Ukraine)


Gender Differences of Ukrainian Eighth Graders in Matters Related to Education Obtained From TIMSS-2011 Results – Yuriy Kovalchuk (NMGSU, Ukraine)

The effect of gender differences on creative self-efficacy – Tetiana Lisova (NMGSU, Ukraine)

Psychological Research on female master students’ identity with the leading career orientation ‘Management’ – Oksana Shchotka  (NMGSU, Ukraine)

Promoting gender equality in higher education in Ukraine – Oleksandr Zheliba (NMGSU, Ukraine)

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