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ERIC Number: EJ794946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Does Curriculum Matter?: Revisiting Women's Access and Rights to Education in the Context of the UN Millennium Development Targets
Yates, Lyn
Theory and Research in Education, v4 n1 p85-99 2006
This article discusses the relevance of curriculum to current UN Millennium targets to extend access to education and equality in education for women. It argues, firstly, that it is contradictory to be concerned about women's access to education but leave curriculum out of the discussion; secondly, that curriculum is not adequately seen as a choice between imposing new universal values or leaving cultural traditions untouched, but is about choices within a situation where cultural traditions are neither untouched nor monolithic; and, thirdly, that attention to who speaks and who is heard in developing and assessing new practices remains important in any initiatives to extend education rights for women. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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