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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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Renn, Kristen A. – Review of Higher Education, 2017
Based on a qualitative, comparative, multiple case study of the contributions and status of 21st century women's colleges and universities, this article analyzes the topic of women's access to postsecondary education in ten nations. Despite decreasing numbers of women-only institutions in some regions (e.g., North America), the sector is growing…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Daraei, Mina; Mohajery, Artmiz – Social Indicators Research, 2013
The stratification system in India has resulted in the socioeconomic inequality in society and defines women domestic workers as one of the lowest segments of society. This qualitative and quantitative study aims at describing the problems of female domestic workers, the relationship of their employers with them, and exploring the impact of…
Descriptors: Females, Hypothesis Testing, Foreign Countries, Observation
Minz, Nijhar Jharia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This interpretive study asked the question: "What education and literacy insights can be gained from the studies of the life stories of illiterate Oraon women in Jharkhand, India?" Life history methodology was used to gain insights into the lived experiences of illiterate women. I hoped to provide meaning and give voice to the voiceless.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Indians, Illiteracy
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Sharma, Yukti – Gifted Education International, 2012
This article describes developmental interactions with a group of female students at an Indian public school situated in a disadvantaged section of the community. Through a series of activities, the author makes an intensive effort to develop social giftedness in these students. The article describes various activities together with the author's…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Disadvantaged, Personality Measures, Foreign Countries
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Clover, Darlene E.; McGregor, Catherine; Farrell, Martha; Pant, Mandakini – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2011
Our feminist cross-national comparative study explored the informal and nonformal education and learning of women politicians in Canada and India. Using individual interviews, focus groups, surveys and observations of training sessions we compared and contrasted socio-cultural contexts, challenges, education and learning philosophies, and diverse…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Politics, Nonformal Education