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Dowling, Fiona – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: Despite the evidence that many girls and some boys are regularly subjected to inequalities within school physical education (PE) in Norway today, and international research showing how physical education teacher education (PETE) courses often construct unequal learning opportunities for their students on the basis of gender, few…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Constructivism (Learning), Physical Education, Foreign Countries
Unterhalter, Elaine; Rajagopalan, Rajee; Challender, Chloe – Online Submission, 2005
Background: Existing measures for access to and efficiency in the school system are very limited as measures of gender equality, even though there have been marked improvements in sex-disaggregated data. A methodology for developing a scorecard which measures gender equality in schooling and education partly based on Amartya Sen's capability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Education, Access to Education
Jutting, Johannes P.; Morrisson, Christian; Dayton-Johnson, Jeff; Drechsler, Denis – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2006
Efforts to establish, test and analyse hypotheses regarding cross-country variations in women's economic status are hampered by the lack of a readily accessible and easily used information resource on the various dimensions of gender inequality. Addressing this gap, this paper introduces the Gender, Institutions and Development data base (GID)…
Descriptors: Databases, Sex Fairness, Economic Status, Females
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Wang, Anyi; Guo, Dong – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper uses a Probit regression model to empirically examine the characteristics of participants in upper-secondary technical and vocational education (TVE), relative to upper-secondary academic schools. Using a nationally representative dataset from China, this study finds that compared with academic schools, participants of upper-secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education
Moradi Sheykhjan, Tohid; Rajeswari, K.; Jabari, Kamran – Online Submission, 2014
This article explores theoretical and practical issues related to the impact of women's education in their empowerment. The development of women's education is discussed in this study. As women's education has become one of the key development objectives in the recent decades, the concept of empowerment has been tied to the range of activities…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Womens Education, Females, Educational History
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Onsongo, Jane – London Review of Education, 2009
The article examines the outcomes of affirmative action policies aimed at improving access for women students to university education in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Different interpretations of affirmative action are found in the three countries. These include lower entry scores, remedial pre-university programmes and financial assistance. There…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, College Admission
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Ghuman, Sharon; Lloyd, Cynthia – Comparative Education Review, 2010
The presence of a teacher in the classroom is central to the provision of schooling, with accumulating evidence showing that teacher absence compromises student learning. Teacher absence is common in schools in low- and middle-income countries. With much of the developing world making rapid progress in achieving universal primary school enrollment…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Income, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Morley, Louise – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This article critically examines the concept of gender mainstreaming and raises questions about a series of category slippages in debates and discussions. Some key concerns are the way in which women are constructed as a unified analytical category, and how gender equality is frequently reduced to issues of representation. It also critically…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Comparative Education
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Greany, Kate – Gender and Education, 2008
Participatory literacy programmes in developing countries are often seen as an important tool for women's empowerment and equality. This article problematises the way in which evaluation of progress towards these goals is couched in a linear trajectory, and often fails to uncover the messy reality of women's negotiations to achieve their own aims.…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sex Stereotypes, Females, Foreign Countries
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Pota, Vikas – Childhood Education, 2017
In autumn 2015, the world's governments came together to agree to 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which promised to overcome a vast array of problems--from poverty and hunger to health and gender equality--by 2030. The UNESCO report "Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All" charted the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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Tett, Lyn; Riddell, Sheila – Journal of Education Policy, 2009
Concepts of gender equity are changing and the necessity of actively developing a fairer gender balance is now enshrined in the Gender Equality Legislation implemented in 2007 that required public bodies to positively promote equality. This study examines, from the perspectives of educators, their understandings of gendered inequalities in…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Gender Issues
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Acharya, Sushan; Jere, Catherine M.; Robinson-Pant, Anna – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Indigenous education engages directly with an overtly politicised process of knowledge construction, recognising and building on existing skills and informal learning practices within communities. Given the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda's emphasis on social justice and gender equality, this paper sets out to explore what indigenous movements…
Descriptors: Females, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Adult Learning
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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Moletsane, Relebohile – Convergence, 2005
This article addresses the question: In the context of poverty, gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV/AIDS currently ravaging under-resourced countries, dare we set our hopes for gender- equitable development in general, and gender equality in education in particular, on the Millenium Development Goals MDGs? The article analyses the…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Poverty, Females, Sex Fairness
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Biamba, Cresantus – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed at United Nations General Assembly Millennium Summit in 2000, address challenges in poverty reduction, hunger, health, gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability, an ambitious set of development targets aimed at reducing poverty and improving the lives of people all…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Objectives, Sustainable Development, Hunger
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