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Ylöstalo, Hanna; Brunila, Kristiina – Gender and Education, 2018
In this article, we research and revisit our own experiences of gender equality work to determine the societal and discursive power relations that have shaped gender equality. We conducted our study in Finland, a 'Nordic model of gender equality', but we argue that these results have worldwide relevance, especially since Nordic models of gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Commercialization, Educational Practices
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Shah, Saeeda – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2020
Gender equality is emphasized globally not just by international organizations such as the United Nations but also by the national governments, as reflected in the relevant policy documents nationally and internationally. However, the practice of gender equality that is embedded in contextual constructions, conceptualizations, and interpretations…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Public Policy, Muslims, Females
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Cin, Firdevs Melis; Karlidag-Dennis, Ecem; Temiz, Zeynep – Gender and Education, 2020
This research aims to scrutinise the latest education reform and education policies in Turkey from a capabilities-based gender equality perspective. The data draws on interviews with stakeholders and practitioners to understand how gender equality is conceptualised in policy-making and to what extent reforms have fostered gender equality in girls'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Policy Formation
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Fuller, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2019
This article discusses the forthcoming UNESCO publication, "The Intersection of Gender Equality and Education in South-East Europe: A Regional Situation Analysis of the Nexus Between Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality)", authored by Sarah Fuller for the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Sustainable Development
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Toraman, Cetin; Ozen, Fatmanur – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2019
In 2015, the Turkish Council of Higher Education declared that the gender equality course would be compulsory or elective in the education programs of universities. This decision is considered to play an important role in ensuring gender equality. The present study was conducted in a faculty of education in Turkey which includes gender equality in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Elective Courses, Required Courses
Banham, Louise; Ahern, Meg – Global Partnership for Education, 2016
Gender equality in and through education is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as many experts have observed, and investing in this area yields substantial public and private returns. It is a key driver of economic and social development and leads to gains in health, nutrition and many other areas. Support…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Gender Issues, Sex Fairness, Change Strategies
Global Partnership for Education, 2018
Increasing equity, gender equality and inclusion for all is one of the Global Partnership for Education's (GPE's) three goals in GPE 2020, GPE's strategic plan for 2016-2020, and critical to achieving the vision of SDG 4 for education. GPE's Gender Equality Policy and Strategy 2016-2020 provides guidance throughout the period of GPE 2020 and…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Womens Education, Inclusion, Barriers
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Ikävalko, Elina; Brunila, Kristiina – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2019
Researchers often find themselves reflecting on either/or questions. This article examines the multiple discursive reality of gender equality, a topic comprising several juxtapositions connected to either/or thinking which also provide the topic its legitimacy. The examples come from the context of gender equality work and gender equality policy,…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Feminism
Global Partnership for Education, 2019
Education transforms lives. It is the surest investment to break down social and economic differences between people, unravel inequalities based on gender and accelerate progress towards the entire vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet, despite the world's commitment to ensure every child completes 12 years of quality…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Poverty, Developing Nations, Females
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Bakker, Merel; Torbeyns, Joke; Wijns, Nore; Verschaffel, Lieven; De Smedt, Bert – Developmental Science, 2019
Numerical competencies acquired in preschool are foundational and predictive for children's later mathematical development. It remains to be determined whether there are gender differences in these early numerical competencies which could explain the often-reported gender differences in later mathematics and STEM-related abilities. Using a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Numeracy
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Edström, Charlotta; Brunila, Kristiina – Education as Change, 2016
This article concerns gender equality work, that is, those educational and workplace activities that involve the promotion of gender equality. It is based on research conducted in Sweden and Finland, and focuses on the period during which the public sector has become more market-oriented and project-based all over the Nordic countries. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Gender Issues, Educational Practices
Global Partnership for Education, 2019
Despite significant gains in recent years, education outcomes for girls in developing countries continue to lag behind those of boys. Adolescence is a particularly critical stage for girls, marked by rapid biological and psychological changes as well as powerful social expectations of how their lives should unfold. For many girls in developing…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Equal Education
Global Partnership for Education, 2016
This brief fact sheet presents benefits of investing in gender equality, how the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) supports inclusive and equitable quality education, as well as the results it has achieved.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Lopez, Jose Adan Cardona; Nordfjell, Ole Bredesen; Gaini, Firouz; Heikkinen, Mervi – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This case study examines a Nordic on-line course on gender equality promotion in education, in which principals, teachers, school staff and gender equality activists engaged in dialogue regarding contents and practices. The on-line course was designed with reference to promising practices identified in a previous Nordic network project. The…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Educational Cooperation, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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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