IS THE SPACE OF THE RUSSIAN UNIVERSITY FREE FROM GENDER MARKERS? (ON THE EXAMPLE OF NIZHNY NOVGOROD UNIVERSITIES)
Вестник Мининского университета
the Purpose of this article is to present the research carried out on the basis of Minin University. The research focused on the problem of the sensitivity of the academic space of the Russian University to gender aspects, as well as the identification of the degree of relevance of gender characteristics in the choice of communication strategies of Nizhny Novgorod students.Materials and methods: the main for the article were the works of domestic and foreign authors who approached the problem
... "gender and education" from various positions (psychological, pedagogical, sociological). Taking into account these developments, the authors of the article developed a questionnaire and conducted a sociological study aimed at identifying the facts of gender asymmetry in the space of the University and tracking the degree of comfort of communication participants, if any.Results: the article presents the results of the primary analysis of empirical data. The survey, which was attended by students of three Nizhny Novgorod universities, showed a "complex" attitude of students to gender issues and their manifestations in social practices in General. The UNIVERSITY was interpreted by us as a sufficiently free communicative space, which, due to the solution of educational, professional and scientific problems, minimizes various social and morphological factors. The preliminary results of the study show that the walls of the University are not devoid of various forms and mechanics of gender discrimination. Different spheres of activity in the higher education space represent a different degree of severity of the gender imbalance: the business and professional relationships, as shown by the results, have a lower binding phenotype compared to friendly contacts. The results allow us to conclude that students perceive gender asymmetry as an integral and necessary component of modern culture.Discussion and conclusions: the primary analysis of the results of the study revealed significant contradictions in the minds of Russian students, in issues related to both gender identification and the description of the subjective attitude of being in a gender – sensitive space.