Jeannie Daniels

South Australia Convenor

Jeannie Daniels is a feminist educator and academic.

A graduate of the Cert IV in Women's Eduction, she began her teaching career in community settings, teaching adult literacy and English language, before gaining a degree in Adult & Vocational Education at the University of South Australia.
Her subsequent doctoral research, informed by critical feminist theories, focused on women in a vocational education programme in South Australia, and on the mismatch between VET policy and the contexts of women's learning.

She has lectured and researched in universities in England, SA, Victoria and, most recently, Scotland, where she designed and led a professional Masters programme for educators and managers working in tertiary education settings and nursing and midwifery practices.

Jeannie is a member of the Gender & Education Association, and presented a paper at the G&EA 2019 conference on the problematic construction of women in the rhetoric of internationalisation in higher education. It was concern over the direction higher education is taking that led to her decision to leave university work.

She believes VET has a pivotal role to play in improving women's life choices, but that the sector requires structural and strategic changes to appropriately address women's diverse educational and training needs.

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