Sex and Gender Equality Policies in Education in Three Southern European Societies: the cases of Andalusia and Valencian Community (Spain) and Portugal

  • Mar Venegas UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
  • Alícia Villar-Aguilés University of Valencia
  • Sofía Almeida Santos Universidade do Porto

Resumen

Gender mainstreaming is an international strategy in Europe relating to gender equality using an intersectional approach. It deals, specifically, with new challenges for sexuality and diversity in education. From within this context, this paper focuses on two goals. The first is to analyse sex and gender equality policies in education, since the 2000s, in three Southern European societies: Andalusia and Valencian Community, in Spain, and Portugal. The second goal is to arrive at some comparative conclusions about the recent developments in sex and gender equality policies in education in these three societies. We end with some comparative conclusions. First, there is the political orientation of governments, which seems to be of relevance. Second, there are the policies and plans reviewed, which show a move from (binary) gender equality to a more inclusive gender equality that intersects with sexuality and diversity. Sexuality education, already available in Portugal, is still absent from Spanish schools. These three experiences can inform European public policies.   

Biografía del autor/a

Mar Venegas, UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Profesora Ayudante Doctora, Dto. Sociología, Facultad CC Educación, Universidad de Granada. Doctorado Europeo con la tesis "La política afectivosexual. Una aproximación sociológica a la educación afectivosexual" (2009)
Alícia Villar-Aguilés, University of Valencia

Alícia Villar-Aguilés is a Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of the University of Valencia. Her research lines focus on the sociological analysis of society and education, specifically on the study of educational indicators, educational trajectories, decisions and transitions and education and gender, coeducation and university equality policies. Recently, she has received a sociological essay award for a work on sexual violence. She is Editor in Chief of the Revista de Sociología de la Educación-RASE. 

Sofía Almeida Santos, Universidade do Porto

Sofia Almeida Santosis a research fellow at the University of Porto. She has a European Ph.d. (2015) and master (2009) in Sciences of Education in her areas of interest: citizenship, gender, sexual studies and sociology of education. She has actively collaborated in several national and international research projects, giving lectures, engaged in international mobility with European universities and published in these fields. She has provided several consultancy services at scientific and political sectors such as the Council of Europe and national bodies (National and Regional Directorates for Education).

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Publicado
2019-12-02
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Venegas, M., Villar-Aguilés, A., & Almeida Santos, S. (2019). Sex and Gender Equality Policies in Education in Three Southern European Societies: the cases of Andalusia and Valencian Community (Spain) and Portugal. Revista Española De Sociología, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.22325/fes/res.2020.09
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