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ERIC Number: EJ916248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Duality of Educational Policy as Global and Local: The Case of the Gender Equity Agenda in National Principles and State Actions
Ham, Seung-Hwan; Paine, Lynn W.; Cha, Yun-Kyung
Asia Pacific Education Review, v12 n1 p105-115 Mar 2011
This study provides cross-national empirical evidence that substantiates the dialectic relationship between global and local contexts with regard to educational gender equity both as a national principle and as a priority for state action. Cross-national data on educational gender equity policies across 160 countries were gathered from comprehensive datasets compiled by the International Bureau of Education of UNESCO. A series of descriptive and multivariate analyses of the data suggest that a nation-state's adoption of a formal educational principle regarding gender equity issues is largely influenced by global epistemic models of education, whereas state actions for educational gender equity are contingent upon a range of concrete socioeconomic conditions. Educational gender equity policy appears to be an illustrative case that exemplifies the structural duality of educational policy through which nation-states successfully incorporate and display elements that conform to world models of education and yet preserve considerable autonomy of state action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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