ERIC Number: ED076446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-27
Reference Count: 0
Study on the Equality of Access of Girls and Women to Education in the Context of Rural Development.
United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York, NY.
The survey by the UNESCO secretariat on the equality of access of girls and women to education in the context of rural development forms the basis of this report. A questionnaire (Annex I) was sent to all Member States and associate members of UNESCO. Replies from fifty-six countries were considered, with 45 detailed replies furnishing the main data for the report. The first part describes characteristics of rural areas, size of their population, and the reasons, scope, and impact of the exodus of women to towns and urban areas. A description of the present situation with respect to the unequal access to education of girls and women in rural areas follows and includes characteristics of educational systems, opportunities and difficulties encountered. The essential factors of rural development and the extent of women's role in this process (activities engaged in and employment opportunities depending on the level of training) form the third part of the report. In conclusion, the replies received make it possible to pick out certain features of the various countries' policies for the advancement of rural women. (Annex II contains a summary of replies from non-governmental organizations). (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Economic and Social Council, New York, NY.
Note: Report prepared by the UNESCO Commission on the Status of Women, Twenty-fourth Session