ERIC Number: ED393746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Girls and Schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Analysis to Action. World Bank Technical Paper Number 298. Africa Technical Department Series.
Odaga, Adhiambo; Heneveld, Ward
This study presents a summary of the major research findings on the factors that constrain girls' schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa. The factors are discussed under three categories: (1) sociocultural and socioeconomic factors; (2) factors related to the school environment; and (3) political and institutional factors. The study provides an outline of an approach on how existing knowledge on analyses on the problems of female education in the region may be used to design interventions targeted at reducing the gender gap in education access, attainment, and achievement in the region. It also offers an overview of some of the promising strategies, programs, and projects being tried to promote girls' educational participation in various parts of the developing world. The book is divided into five parts: (1) Introduction; (2) "Factors Affecting Female Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Literature Review"; (3) "Promising Interventions for Promoting Female Education"; (4) "An Approach to Identifying and Planning Effective Interventions"; and (5) "Conclusion." Six appendices or annexes accompany the text. (EH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations, Development, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Role, Social Attitudes, Social Influences, Social Science Research, Womens Studies
Distribution Unit, Office of the Publisher, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa