ERIC Number: EJ708667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-1
Reference Count: 53
The Mixed Effects of Schooling for High School Girls in Jordan: The Case of Tel Yahya
Comparative Education Review, v48 n4 p353 Nov 2004
Access to schooling for adolescent girls in Jordan is still relatively new. It has been only in the past generation that girls have gone on to high school in significant numbers, and outside of urban areas this phenomenon is even more recent. Given a near universal rate of high school entry today, it is important to investigate the effect of this access on adolescent girls, particularly given the continuing limits on their access to other places outside of the home. This article addresses access to schools as a new social space and examines the opportunities and tensions that are posed by this access. Looking primarily at the experience of girls in one school in Jordan, it evaluates how access to school has affected the boundaries that shape the lives of adolescent girls, asking: In what ways does school reinforce existing boundaries and notions of respectability for young women? In what ways does it extend or create new controls? In what ways can school open up new opportunities and potentials for change?
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, High Schools, Urban Areas, Textbooks, Females, Adolescents, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt; Iran; Jordan