ERIC Number: ED205410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Equality of Educational Opportunities for Girls and Women; Report of a Meeting of a Consultative Panel for Asia and Oceania (October 1-8, 1979).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Results of a conference on girls' and women's access to education in eight countries in Asia and Oceania are reported. The countries--Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand--show significantly less enrollment of females at various levels of education. The document is organized into five chapters. Chapter I briefly summarizes the current educational and social environment in the eight countries and discusses programs to overcome inequalities. Chapter II summarizes factors affecting equal access to education for females, the sources of which are educational, economic, and socio-cultural. Chapter III identifies programs and alternative approaches to the provision of equal educational opportunities for females. Some suggestions are for awareness-raising groups, national programs to educate men and women about their roles, legislation to support the status of women, relevant curricula, alternatives to formal education, and research. Chapter IV discusses needs for regional and international cooperation and Chapter V lists 42 suggestions and recommendations, some of which are flexible school hours, day care centers, incentives to school attendance, employment of women in government positions for planning and executing educational programs, examination of textbooks for sex bias, and availability of vocational and technical education for females. Appendices provide individual country reports, the conference agenda, and a list of participants. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Postsecondary Education, Sex Bias, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Oceania
Note: For a related document, see SO 013 388.