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ERIC Number: ED479094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 22
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Overview of the Girls' Education Activity.
Brush, Lorelei; Heyman, Cory; Provasnik, Stephen; Fanning, Marina; Lent, Drew; De Wilde, Johan; Leal, Angela; Saher, Najat Yamouri; Robles, Ana Maria; Mendoza, Johanna
In 1996, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) began the Girls' Education Activity (GEA). GEA's goal has been to assist host country governments and private sector and nongovernmental entities in formulating, institutionalizing, and implementing country initiatives for girls' education. These initiatives have been designed to ensure substantially increased educational opportunities for girls at the primary school level. This paper provides an overview of the GEA, presenting the general background of the contracts with the host countries and describing the multi-sectoral approach of the GEA. The paper presents information from a study based on five years of accumulated knowledge about girls' education in GEA countries, previously presented in monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to USAID; project designs and descriptions; and a "Start-Up Handbook for Girls' Education Activities." It states that the analytic study was based on these documents, supplemented by in-country interviews conducted over several trips by U.S.-based project staff between January and July 2001. It notes that between 50 and 75 respondents were interviewed in each country. The paper provides a conceptual framework for analyzing change (CFAC) and addresses systemic change for girls' education in GEA countries. It discusses systemic change for girls' education in Guatemala and in Peru and considers factors that effected systemic change in GEA countries. It also discusses some political contexts, linkages, and in-country control. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Guatemala; Peru