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Why must female students take more burdens? Assessing salient gender inequalities in the university classrooms in Indonesia
Amika Wardana (a*), Aris Martiana (b), Agustina Tri Wijayanti (c)

a) Master Program in Social Studies Education
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
b) Department of Sociological Education
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
c) Department of Social Studies Education
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta


Women participation in the higher education of Indonesia has been increasing in the last decades though the gender inequality in the labour markets and public life is still considered as a major issue of the society. Aside from the fact, another form of gender inequality has been presumed to be more salience in the classrooms of universities across Indonesia. By taking a case amongst students in Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the forms of gender inequality has been found in the different degrees of activities, participations and workloads between male and female students respectively. Female students seems to be more eagerly to actively participate in the classrroom activities thus situating them with more responsibilities to organise other students works/assignments and/or managing other non-academic and social matters of their class and cohort. Whilst male students, though seems less active in the classroom activities, are preferred to take more prominent roles in the leadership affairs including the student union of the department, of the faculty, and of the university. By examining the salient gender inequality in the university classrooms, it is expected to give sort of clues of the similar issue within the social life of the Indonesian society.

Keywords: gender inequality; gendered classrooms; Indonesian higher education; Indonesian students

Topic: Education and Research Global Issue


Conference: The 4th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Amika Wardana)

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