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Global Partnership for Education, 2017
Since the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, efforts and commitments at both national and international levels have brought significant progress in education systems with a view to reducing inequity between girls and boys. Among the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner developing countries, the primary Gross Enrollment Rate (GER)…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Gender Issues, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Basyal, Samrat – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2016
With voices for women's education coming from around the globe, it is a real setback when girls are unable to attend schools during their menstruation or periods, a process they encounter every month. The absence of Nepalese rural female students from schools during their periods does not only have the biological aspect to it but incorporates a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Physiology, Womens Education
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
Salmon, Aliénor – UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
What factors might be causing the low participation of women Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields? What can be done to attract more girls and women into STEM in Asia and beyond? The report, "A Complex Formula. Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Asia", answers three fundamental…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Student Attitudes, Career Choice
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2014
The third in UIL's current series of policy briefs, titled "Gender equality matters: Empowering women through literacy programmes," offers research-informed analysis and action-oriented recommendations for local and national governments, providers of literacy programmes and educators on how to reduce the gender gap in adult literacy.…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Adult Literacy
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
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Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. – Rural Sociology, 2012
This article investigates the complex relationship between various dimensions of women's educational context and their contraceptive use later in life. Using data from rural Nepal on all the schools that ever existed in one community, I create geographically weighted measures of school characteristics--specifically teacher and student…
Descriptors: Females, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
Paulson, Julia, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2011
Under various names--education and conflict, education and fragility, education and insecurity, etc.--the understanding of linkages between education and violent conflict has emerged as an important and pressing area of inquiry. Work and research by practitioners and scholars has clearly pointed to the negative potential of education to contribute…
Descriptors: Education, Learning, Conflict, Violence
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Rowe, Meredith L.; Thapa, Bijaya Kumar; Levine, Robert; Levine, Sarah; Tuladhar, Sumon K. – Comparative Education Review, 2005
Women's schooling is associated with much of the world's improvement in child survival and maternal and child health since 1960. Evidence for these associations is widely interpreted as representing a causal influence of formal education on health. The relationships of variations in female school attendance at the levels of individuals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Health Behavior, Educational Attainment
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Ahearn, Laura M. – Language and Education, 2004
In this paper, a case study of women's incipient literacy in Junigau, Nepal, I argue that literacy can be both a catalyst for social change and a result of numerous other types of social transformation. The increase in female literacy rates in Junigau in the 1990s made possible the emergence of new courtship practices involving love letters and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Letters (Correspondence), Womens Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2001
This document is intended to assist individuals directly involved in delivery and implementation of grassroots continuing education programs in the Asia-Pacific region. The first half of the handbook consists of chapters on the following topics: (1) the handbook's structure, contents, audience, and use; (2) the nature and scope of continuing…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies
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Stash, Sharon; Hannum, Emily – Comparative Education Review, 2001
Analysis of household survey data in Nepal showed that despite rapid educational expansion during 1965-79, enrollment gaps between boys and girls and among castes did not narrow. The likelihood that girls would enter school was not increased by either high socioeconomic status or urban residence, but once enrolled, girls were as likely as boys to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Caste, Educational Attainment, Elementary Education
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LeVine, Robert A.; LeVine, Sarah E.; Schnell, Beatrice – Harvard Educational Review, 2001
Proposes that schooling leads to social change by fostering individual changes that alter participation; suggests that girls acquire proficiency in language used by bureaucracies such as health care. Demonstrates with data from Nepal and Venezuela how women's literacy skills influence reproductive and health outcomes for themselves and their…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Health, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
Robinson-Pant, Anna – 2000
The processes by which women living in rural areas of Nepal acquire literacy and deploy it for their own purposes were examined in an exploration of the diverse perspectives of policymakers, fieldworkers, and participants in gender, literacy, and development. The study combined ethnography with a research methodology called participatory rural…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
This report synthesizes case studies of women teachers in rural areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. In each country, interviews and focus groups were conducted in selected states and districts with administrators and women teachers in rural elementary schools, as well as policymakers and community members. Following an introduction to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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