ERIC Number: ED469240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Girls' and Women's Education: Policies and Implementation Mechanisms. Synthesis of Five Case Studies.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The national policies and implementation mechanisms for girls' primary and women's basic education in the following Asian countries were examined: Lao People's Democratic Republic; Nepal, Thailand; Indonesia; and India. The analysis focused on the following issues: (1) goals and progress; (2) national policies; (3) strategies (strengthening nonformal education; targeting ethnic minority and rural women; launching innovative programs; cultivating gender sensitivity; making education compulsory; introducing preschooling; recruiting and training women teachers; relating to girls); and (4) outstanding issues (valuing girls' education; managing the entry of private schooling; party politics compromising education; the slow pace of decentralization; inadequate funding). The following were among the 14 national and international recommendations that emerged from the study: (1) strengthen girls' and women's education as a tool of empowerment and poverty alleviation; (2) nurture horizontal communication between ministries to foster a cohesive, gender-responsive approach by government to education; (3) adopt participatory methods; (4) develop mechanisms to harness the successful learning from micro projects; (5) promote public dialogue on the value of girls' education; (6) initiate systematic monitoring and evaluation of girls' and women's learning outcomes; (7) provide needed training and support to women in gender-test roles; and (8) develop and apply a gender lens for international funding and interventions. (Contains 48 footnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Attitude Change, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Compulsory Education, Developing Nations, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Minority Groups, National Programs, Nonformal Education, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Sex Fairness, State of the Art Reviews, Strategic Planning, Teacher Student Relationship, Women Faculty, Womens Education
For full text: http://www.unescobkk.org/education/appeal/girls&women/synthesis.p df.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: India; Indonesia; Laos; Nepal; Thailand