ERIC Number: ED494264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
The Impact of Women Teachers on Girls' Education. Advocacy Brief
The recruitment of women teachers can have a positive impact on girls' enrollments in school. This advocacy brief promotes the recruitment of women teachers which is currently held back as a result of gender disparities. The publication explains how recruitment of women teachers could relate to girls' education, stating some current issues facing girl education and ways where women teachers can fill the gap. However, the recruitment of women teachers has not been very successful in some countries, due to gender assumptions and lack of support. The publication provides insights into these obstacles and possible solutions such as specific recruitment strategies, and professional development for new and existing women teachers. Girls could become teachers after receiving formal education thereby boosting education for girls. But it is also up to policy makers to remove some currently depressing conditions that hinder their development. (Contains 20 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).