ERIC Number: ED401194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Leveling the Playing Field: Giving Girls An Equal Chance for Basic Education--Three Countries' Efforts. EDI Learning Resources Series.
Stromquist, Nelly; Murphy, Paud
This booklet examines the efforts of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Malawi to increase the enrollment of girls in their schools. Each country has severe problems of access to education for girls; the gender gap in the gross enrollment rate at the primary school level is at least 10 percentage points in each country. What is noteworthy about these three countries is the serious and innovative attempts they are making to equalize the participation of girls and boys in school. The research in this booklet is based on short field visits to each country and interviews with governmental officials, teachers, parents, and students. Random observations were conducted in urban and rural area schools. The ultimate goal is to get more girls into school as a critical step in reducing poverty in the country. Chapters include: (1) "Leveling the Playing Field"; (2) "Building on Traditional Values in Balochistan"; (3) Making Schooling Free and Gender-Sensitive in Malawi"; and (4) "Creating Partnerships for Education in Bangladesh." (Contains 20 references.) (EH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Womens Studies
World Bank Publications, P.O. Box 7247-8619, Philadelphia, PA 19170-8619; phone: 202-473-1155; fax: 703-661-1501.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; Malawi; Pakistan