ERIC Number: ED462516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Now: Strategies for Helping Girls Complete Primary.
This report assesses the current situation of girls' participation in elementary education, suggesting approaches that may help increase girls' retention. It reviews research findings and conventional wisdom on constraints affecting girls' schooling and examines initiatives that have attempted to increase girls' retention. Chapter 1, "Introduction," describes why girls' retention is important and defines the scope and approach of the report. It also examines the issue of girls' retention internationally. Chapter 2, "Influencing Girls' Participation," examines influences generally believed to affect girls' participation, emphasizing those that are important after initial enrollment. Chapter 3, "Initiatives to Encourage Girls' Participation," describes initiatives that have been employed in various countries to increase girls' retention. Chapter 4, "Promising Strategies and Implementation Models," describes four basic strategies with potential for removing many of the constraints on girls' education and suggests two implementation models (one which outlines a process approach to addressing education problems and one which assumes a world where institutions are shaped according to market forces to achieve their objectives). Chapter 5 presents "Summary and Conclusions." Case studies from Egypt, Honduras, Mali, and Pakistan are appended. (Contains 236 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Honduras; Mali; Pakistan