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ERIC Number: EJ1157692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
How Well Does Botswana's Social Studies Curriculum Articulate Gender Issues? A Preliminary Overview
Boikhutso, Keene
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v2 n1 p54-62 2013
In this paper I discuss the extent to Botswana's social studies curriculum is gendered thus more likely to reproduce gender inequalities. The paper locates gender issues within the broader context of male-dominated patriarchal society. It applies content analysis to establish whether or not the Social Studies syllabuses articulate gender issues. I argue that past curriculum reforms implemented in the backdrop of the recommendations of the 1977 first National Commission on Education and the 1994 Revised National Commission of Education have not led to the transformation of the social studies curriculum in terms of gender equality. It finds that past attempts aimed at integrating gender issues have been superficial hence unlikely to yield expected outcomes of benefitting women and men equally. It concludes by calling for the further review of the gendered social studies curriculum so as to enable it to provide equal opportunities for women and men.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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