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ERIC Number: EJ774844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Gender Sensitive Educational Policy and Practice: The Case of Malawi
Maluwa-Banda, Dixie
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v34 n1 p71-84 Mar 2004
This case study focuses on qualitative indicators, though a number of quantitative indicators will be included to provide context. Qualitative issues to be looked at will include: education policies and, more specifically, curriculum-related policies containing provisions aimed at gender parity and equality in all aspects of education; gender relevance and education; gender sensitivity in school management and the learning environment; and strategies for monitoring and evaluating gender-sensitive practices. This case study examines gender-sensitive educational policy and practice in Malawi. Significant progress has been made at the policy level to introduce gender-sensitive educational policies. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology's (MoEST) Policy and Investment Framework and Malawi Poverty Reduction Strategic Paper clearly indicate the high priority to be given to gender imbalance and inequity in the education system at all levels. Nevertheless, the main challenge is to put the gender-sensitive policies into practice in the school management and learning environment. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malawi