Departing from the Bourdieu's notion of society, field and capital the paper discusses the importance of understanding gender as a structured and structuring structure in contemporary Slovene society. It intends to reflect the process of passing from one field to the other (for example from the field of education, to the field of work or politics) and try to trace the obstacles that women are faced, obstacles that prevent better educated women to transform their cultural capital to a good/high position in the sphere of their profession or politics. It seems that there are specific gender regimes in this fields (institutions) that are deeply rooted through the specific rules, habits and practices (who can do what; who is to occupy the leading position; who is supposed to get awards, etc.) that prevent women from being more successful in the processes of positioning themselves in this fields (institutions). The paper analyse the situation in the last few decades in Slovenia in the mentioned fields as well as analyse and try to explain the constants and shifts that can be traced through the presented data.
B.04 Guest lecture
In the paper the authors presents the topis of gender trainig in education in Slovenia. They started with the persenattion of the legal background and the history of equal treatment of women in education system , which goes back to the first Yugoslav Constitution in 1946. Slovenia (before Yugoslavia), like almost all Euro pean countries, includes equality provisions in the constitution and has signed international declarations such as the CEDAW convention. After the presentation of the legal background the authors describe the education system in Slovenia, the topic of eomen and education in slovenia and the example of good practice or the latest successfully finished programs on gender equality in schools was which carried out from 2008 to 2011 at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education together with nine other partner organizations (6 faculties, 2 institutes and regional dev elopment agency). They conclued the paper with the policy debate and explain, that in the last years there is also in Slovenia a vast public debate on different school achievements of boys and girls. The results show, that girls achieve better results (for example latest PISA results) and higher academic attainment. Consequently questions started to arise whether education system is designed in such a way that it suits better to the characteristics and abilities of girls?
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 50911842
Invited lecture at Deppartement of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Beograd
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 49243234
When in Slovenia after the first multi-party election in National Assembly (NA) 1992 the share of women MPs dropped dramatically and did not changed a lot during the 1990s women activists and left-oriented female politicians started a struggle for an effective measure to improve this situation. First proposals to introduce quotas for internal party bodies and national election came from women in the center and left-wing political parties but with no visible effect for the presence of women in elected political bodies. It was only when legal quotas have been introduced that they brought significant changes in the representation of women in Slovene politics. This paper will focus on the importance of legal and institutional mechanisms that brought up more women in politics in the last elections at all levels but also on the limitations in the functioning of the quota regulations in the Slovene political and institutional context.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 55419746