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Shah, Payal; Khurshid, Ayesha – Gender and Education, 2019
In contemporary times, the status of Muslim women has become a lens to approach and engage with Muslim societies. Embedded in these narratives is an image of Muslim women as oppressed victims of their patriarchal families and societies. In this article, we focus on the lived experiences of educated Muslim women from Pakistan and India to examine…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Womens Education, Empowerment
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Arur, Aditi; DeJaeghere, Joan – Gender and Education, 2019
Life skills have become the foci of many girls' education initiatives because they are assumed to empower girls to negotiate oppressive gender norms constraining their lives. Often these programmes give a singular attention to gender norms, despite other interlocking oppressive structures and norms. Although postcolonial feminist perspectives in…
Descriptors: Females, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Womens Education
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Shah, Payal P.; Khurshid, Ayesha – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
In this article, we analyze our experiences engaging in a collaborative ethnographic project. This project brings together two ethnographic studies undertaken independently from the other in Gujarat, India and Punjab, Pakistan. We integrate the narratives of young, rural Hindu women in India with those of young, rural Muslim women in Pakistan to…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Womens Education, Global Approach, Feminism
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Cheruvalath, Reena – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
It is proposed to examine the argument that females cannot perform better in engineering and science fields because of their poor mathematical or logical reasoning. The major reason for the reduced number of females in the above fields in India is the socio-cultural aversion towards females choosing the field and restriction in providing higher…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Case Studies, Engineering Education, Technology Education
Sivasubramaniam, Malini, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularisation in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups
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Hasan, Md. Mahmudul – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
Given that social constructions and deeply embedded cultural misapprehensions about gender, together with conventional views of female intellectual ability, denied women entry into institutional education, Wollstonecraft and Rokeya mounted a literary campaign to promote female education in their respective societies. They argued that female…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational History
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Arnot, Madeleine; Swartz, Sharlene – Journal of Moral Education, 2018
Promoting gender respect is essential to the development of both sexes and to gender equality.┬áThis article argues for the importance of moral education to support the struggle of girls and women to achieve respect within unequal and complex gender power relations, especially in poverty contexts. Evidence collected from a sequence of in-depth…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Sex Fairness, Females
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North, Amy – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper explores the learning experiences and literacy practices of a group of female migrant domestic workers from Nepal, reporting on ethnographic data collected between 2008 and 2013. Drawing on the conceptualisation of literacy as a social practice, as well as the notion of translocational positionality, it examines the way in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Migrant Workers, Ethnography
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Bhutoria, Aditi; Vignoles, Anna – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
Policymakers have invested significant resources in financial education to improve financial literacy of the poor, reduce bad financial decision-making, and increase take-up of financial services and products. Yet, there is limited evidence on the effectiveness of such interventions, especially in developing countries. This paper provides evidence…
Descriptors: Money Management, Intervention, Females, Poverty
Canestrari, Alan S., Ed.; Marlowe, Bruce A., Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2018
"The Wiley International Handbook of Educational Foundations" features international scholars uniquely qualified to examine issues specific to their regions of the world. The Handbook provides readers with an alternative to the traditional texts in the foundations of education by taking aim at the status quo, and by offering frameworks…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Change, Teaching (Occupation), Curriculum
Ferreira, Frances; Cruz, Charisse; Smith, Kristina – Commonwealth of Learning, 2018
This report documents the baseline-endline study by the GIRLS Inspire team's Reaching the Unreached project to examine the implications of skills training and education for women's and girls' empowerment and sustainable livelihoods in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is based on data collected from quarterly reports mirrored against the project…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Females, Empowerment, Training
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Saxena, Richa; Bhatnagar, Deepti – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
"Return to school" for enhancement of career is considered a means to career mobility. However, if "return to school" is chosen after a certain stage it has its own costs and challenges. It becomes more complex, especially for women, if geographical distance from family becomes an additional variable to it. Present study,…
Descriptors: Indians, Females, Stress Variables, Family Work Relationship
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Bhattacharjee, Parinita; Campbell, Linda; Thalinja, Raghavendra; Nair, Sapna; Doddamane, Mahesh; Ramanaik, Satyanarayana; Isac, Shajy; Beattie, Tara S. – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
While traditional HIV prevention programs with female sex workers (FSWs) in Karnataka, India, have focused on reducing HIV transmission between FSWs and clients through increased condom use, these programs have not fully addressed the transmission risk between FSWs and their nonpaying intimate partners (IPs). Condom use is infrequent and violence…
Descriptors: Correlation, Females, Foreign Countries, Participatory Research
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Gupta, Anika; Garg, Deepak; Kumar, Parteek – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2018
Contribution: This paper contributes to the literature by confirming the existence, in gender and socio-economic diversified higher educational environments, of differential evaluation ratings given by students to their teachers. Background: Women and low socio-economic classes have historically been under-represented, both as students and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, College Students
Sahni, Urvashi – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Both globally and in India, the discourse around girls' education is particularly charged. There is an urgency as it is now understood that developmental promises cannot be fulfilled unless gender equality is taken seriously. Generally, a complete, high-quality secondary school education for girls is seen as a vital pathway to achieving gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Gender Bias, Secondary Education
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