ERIC Number: ED418896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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Women, Education, and Development in Asia: Cross-National Perspectives. Reference Books in International Education, Volume 33. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 825.
Mak, Grace C. L., Ed.
This book contains original essays that examine the interplay between women's education and development and how they affect women's status in selected nations in Asia. The volume focuses on how women in Asia use opportunities and challenge limits in education, the role of education in their economic participation, and the enhancement and tension brought to their family roles. Each chapter begins with a brief historical account of education for women in a specific Asian nation and investigates how women use their education in the labor market and in the family. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1, "East Asia," includes: (1) "The People's Republic of China" (Grace C. L. Mak); (2) "Japan" (Machiko Matsui); (3) "South Korea" (Oksoon Kim); and (4) "Taiwan, Republic of China" (Hsiao-chin Hsieh). Part 2, "Southeast Asia," contains: (1) "Indonesia" (Mayling Oey-Gardiner and Riga-Adiwoso Suprapto); (2) "Malaysia" (Robiah Sidin); and (3) "Singapore" (Guat Tin Low). Part 3, "South Asia," focuses on: (1) "India" (Ratna Ghosh and Abdulaziz Talbani); (2) "Pakistan" (Kowsar P. Chowdhury); and (3) "Sri Lanka" (Swarna Jayaweera). Contains an extensive bibliography. (EH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Educational Discrimination, Females, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Higher Education, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education, Womens Studies
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