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ERIC Number: EJ765789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Gender Inequity in Science and Mathematics Education in Africa: The Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis
Education, v126 n4 p711-728 Sum 2006
Over the past years, a large body of scholarly literature has developed to address gender inequity in the developed world, and suggestions for reducing the gender gap are well documented in the literature. However, still lacking in research is why there is gender inequity in mathematics and science education in African schools. Girls are not receiving the same quality, or even quantity, of education as their male classmates in both subjects. This article discusses this gender bias, the discriminatory policies, and the consequences. It also suggests several promising strategies for discovering long-term solutions to this problem. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa