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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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Aneja, Anu – Gender and Education, 2017
Distance education's mandate to expand outreach to those with limited access to higher education makes it a particularly welcome mode for non-traditional women learners. Feminist pedagogy, which has tended to privilege the classroom space in the learning experience, has stopped short of a wholehearted acceptance of distance education which relies…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Feminism, Nontraditional Students, Females
Mahajan, P. T.; Golahit, S. B. – Online Submission, 2017
Engineering plays a key role in supporting the growth and development of a country's economy as well as in improving the quality of life for citizens. Most of developed countries witnessed economic growth with the contribution of women in engineering field. In developing countries like India women remained under-utilized resource. Women in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Sahni, Urvashi – Brookings Institution Press, 2017
Since 2003 a privately funded high school has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, tells the stories of how the school has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Equal Education, Poverty
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Murphy-Graham, Erin; Lloyd, Cynthia – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article proposes a conceptual framework for how education can promote adolescent girls' empowerment and, by mapping the field, highlights promising examples of empowering education programs. We conclude by identifying both research and programmatic opportunities for the future that will harness the expertise of a range of specialists from the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Middle School Students, Student Empowerment
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Khera, Shikha N.; Malik, Sahil – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2016
Women talent in India is available in plenty and are joining the workforce in numbers. The bone of contention remains that a handful of them are able to get elevated to senior positions. Even then they are offered discounted roles, allowing only male executives to compete for top management positions. The paper attempts to identify and do an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Promotion (Occupational), Barriers
Sharma, Rashmi – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore women district leader's perceptions of organizational change in a rural women's education and empowerment program in India, using an appreciative inquiry framework. This is a qualitative case study of the Mahila Samakhya (MS) program, which was initiated to provide non-formal education and empower rural…
Descriptors: Females, Administrator Attitudes, Women Administrators, Rural Areas
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
UIL has published a second edition of a collection of case studies of promising literacy programmes that seek to empower women. "Narrowing the Gender Gap: Empowering Women through Literacy Programmes" (originally published in 2013 as "Literacy Programmes with a Focus on Women to Reduce Gender Disparities") responds to the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Access to Education, Empowerment, Womens Education
Eldred, Janine – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This paper explores how literacy learning can support women's empowerment and the development of greater equality, benefitting not only individual women, but families, communities and economies too. It describes and reflects upon some of the most promising approaches to developing literacy and learning for women, who form the majority of the…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Empowerment, Civil Rights
Kairies, Jan, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
Literacy is the foundation of lifelong learning and a crucial element in the universally recognised right to education. However, illiteracy continues to exist as a global challenge, and many individuals still lack the basic literacy skills that are needed to engage in further learning opportunities and for the economic and social development of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Females, Womens Education, Literacy
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Pandey, Shanta; Lin, Yuan; Collier-Tenison, Shannon; Bodden, Jamie – Health & Social Work, 2012
Approximately 10 million pregnant women around the world develop night blindness annually. In India, one in 11 pregnant women suffers from night blindness. This study used a nationally representative sample of 35,248 women from India between the ages of 15 and 49 who had given birth in the past five years to understand the effect of women's…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Females, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
Colclough, Christopher, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
What do we know about the outcomes of education in developing countries? Where are the gaps in our knowledge, and why are they important to fill? What are the policy challenges that underlie these knowledge gaps, and how can education best contribute to eliminating the problem of widespread poverty in the developing world? This book arises out of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Studies, Poverty, Educational Research
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Saravanan, Sheela; Turrell, Gavin; Johnson, Helen; Fraser, Jenny; Patterson, Carla – Evaluation and Program Planning, 2011
Training birth attendants (TBAs) to provide essential maternal and infant health care services during delivery and ongoing community care in developing countries. Despite inadequate evidence of relevance and effectiveness of TBA training programmes, there has been a policy shift since the 1990s in that many donor agencies funding TBA training…
Descriptors: Birth, Public Health, Child Health, Foreign Countries
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Leon, Federico R.; Lundgren, Rebecka; Sinai, Irit; Jennings, Victoria – Evaluation Review, 2011
A nonrandomized experiment carried out in Jharkhand, India, shows how the effects of interventions designed to improve access to family-planning methods can be erroneously regarded as trivial when contraceptive use is utilized as dependent variable, ignoring women's need for contraception. Significant effects of the intervention were observed on…
Descriptors: Family Planning, Contraception, Females, Pregnancy
Potnis, Devendra Dilip – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been championed by the United Nations and others as one of the key media to open up socio-economic opportunities for disadvantaged populations. Studies lead us to believe that after being introduced to ICTs, users' information behavior changes, enabling them to benefit from socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Socioeconomic Status, Rural Areas
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