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ERIC Number: EJ774811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Human Rights: Promoting Gender Equality in and through Education
Wilson, Duncan
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v34 n1 p11-27 Mar 2004
The Dakar Framework for Action represents the most important international political commitment towards promoting Education for All. The Framework contains two gender-based goals. In Article 7 (ii) the participants commit themselves to eliminating "gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005". The second commitment is to achieve gender equality in education (Article 7 (v)). These are described as "gender parity" and "gender equality" respectively. This article focuses on gender equality and examines gender parity by way of comparison, on the premise that it is a necessary but insufficient precondition for the realization of equality. It also discusses a human rights framework for education to promote gender equality in and through education. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table and 47 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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