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ERIC Number: ED538979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Assessing the Progress of Gender Parity in Education through Achieving Millennium Development Goals: A Case Study of Quetta District Balochistan
Rashid, Abdul; Bibi, Zainab; Din, Siraj ud
Online Submission, Bulletin of Education and Research v34 n2 p47-57 Dec 2012
Using secondary data of Government Schools and literacy department for 10 years that is 2000-2010, this paper assesses the progress on the issue of gender equality within the framework of education related Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in district Quetta. The assessment is based on the selected indicators of goals by applying descriptive statistical tools such as ratio, mean and fixed chain methods. The major findings include; (a) the overall trend reveals positive change; (b) the pace of adult education is more biased against women; (c) the targets of literacy rate of children with 10+ years will hopefully be achieved; (d) the indicator to remove gender disparity related to net primary enrolment ratio will hopefully, be achieved; (e) the target of NER (Net enrollment ratio) will, perhaps not be achieved due to high drop out; (f) empowerment of woman through employment show bleak picture. The implications of findings for plan of action include: shifting more resources to primary education; creating more institutions for girls' education especially in the rural areas; strengthening institutional capacity of government sector and creating more jobs opportunities for women in the public sector. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan