ERIC Number: ED435298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Higher Education: Issues and Perspectives. Thematic Debate.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This paper examines issues related to women in higher education on a worldwide basis. Following an introduction, individual sections address the following topics: guiding principles for fostering a gender-inclusive culture through education; follow-up to the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women; five challenges in higher education today, including the shift from elite to mass higher education and the growing reality of the internationalization of higher education; key aspects related to women and higher education (societal attitudes, women's lower enrollments in higher education, and the absence of a gender dimension in the curriculum); and trends in women as leaders in higher education. The paper concludes that the clear trends to strengthen the empowerment of highly qualified women in the fields of research, training, advocacy, and networking should constitute the foundations of UNESCO's Global Strategy for Women, Higher Education, and Development, with the aim of enhancing the participation of women in the decision-making process. Fourteen specific strategies are proposed to address advocacy, increased decision making, and action research and training; five additional goals are proposed for 2010. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Comparative Education, Decision Making, Educational Trends, Empowerment, Females, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Leadership, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Trend Analysis, Womens Education
UNESCO, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris O7 SP, Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).