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Carr-Hill, Roy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
It has often been lamented that girls are more likely not to attend or to drop-out (for example, because of gender preference by the parents, insecurity, pregnancy, amongst many other postulated factors) or that their achievement even if they stay in school is worse than boys. For the former, UNESCO introduced the Gender Parity Index (GPI), which…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Gender Differences
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Takyi, Stephen Appiah; Amponsah, Owusu; Asibey, Michael Osei; Ayambire, Raphael Anammasiya – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to assess how Ghana's educational system is promoting educational equity. In terms of data collection, the study relied on secondary sources whilst Scott's goals of educational equity served as the theoretical basis for data analysis. The results show marked disparities in Ghana's educational system that manifest in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Geographic Location
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Witherspoon, Eben B.; Schunn, Christian D. – Science Education, 2020
While gender parity has been achieved in overall science degree earning, large gaps still exist within many science disciplines. Further, studies addressing gender inequity in science often ignore a large source of undergraduate science degree earners: those who enroll in science courses intending to pursue careers in health or medicine. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Students
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Tienxhi, Jonathan Yong – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2017
This paper examines the growing gender gap between men and women in Malaysian public universities, using the Gender Parity Index (GPI) to measure gender disparities over time. It considers the gender gap in University of Malaya with other prominent overseas universities, and compares the GPI between all twenty public higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Public Colleges, Equal Education
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Mauk, Maureen; Willett, Rebekah; Coulter, Natalie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2020
The past five or so years have been marked by a proliferation of educational initiatives, programmes, and toys designed to introduce children to coding and to develop their skills and interest in computer science. This article takes a critical approach to this movement, focusing specifically on ways dominant discourse surrounding the coding…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Discourse Analysis, Females, Programming
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Mollaeva, Elza Alipasha – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Gender stereotypes are common among students of both sexes and among the teachers and students' family environment. In addition to communication processes, they are manifested in the phenomenon of gender-based division of learning and the hidden curriculum. In developing countries, the problem of access to higher education is also unsolved, not…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Females, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Chireac, Silvia-Maria; Francis, Norbert; McClure, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The study examines performance on an evaluation instrument for classroom use for the purpose of improving instruction that focuses on awareness of language in reading and writing. Findings are reported on the piloting of the first in a series of literacy assessments with students from a rural elementary school in Ecuador. All students who…
Descriptors: Literacy, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Instructional Improvement
Chi, Jin – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
In spite of efforts to improve the quality of early childhood education for girls and boys globally, incorporating a gender perspective--particularly in teacher policies--remains a gap, including in China. This inattention to early childhood poses an additional barrier for countries to achieve quality education and the United Nations Sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Early Childhood Education
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Williams, Elizabeth A.; Kolek, Ethan A.; Saunders, Daniel B.; Remaly, Alicia; Wells, Ryan S. – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Framed conceptually by gender equity, gender homophily, the contest regime of blind peer-review publishing, and the gendered nature of the quantitative-qualitative debate, this study investigated the intersection of authorship, gender, and methodological characteristics of 408 articles published from 2006 to 2010 in 3 major higher education…
Descriptors: Authors, Periodicals, Faculty Publishing, Gender Differences
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Inman, Arpana G.; Pendse, Asmita C.; Luu, Linh P. – Journal of School-Based Counseling Policy and Evaluation, 2019
Based on Bronfenbrenner's Process-Person-Context-Time model, this study explored the attitudes and potential factors affecting children's educational participation in two nongovernmental organization-sponsored rural schools in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Focus groups and individual interviews were conducted with students (female and male), teachers,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Miller-Friedmann, Jaimie; Childs, Ann; Hillier, Judith – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The internationally acknowledged gender gap in science continues to be an unrelenting concern to science educators; aggregate data in the UK show that both recruitment and retention of women in academic science remain relatively low. Most published research focuses on women in the broad field of science, generates correlations or predictions, or…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Females
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Nyoni, Watende Pius; He, Chen; Yusuph, Mashala Lameck – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Despite the international campaigns for gender equality and equity in Higher Education Institutions, studies conducted in several countries continue to show that women are underrepresented in senior leadership positions in universities. Women leaders in higher education subsector in Tanzania are very few. Of all the 60 and above universities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sex Fairness, College Administration
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Agusiobo, Benedicta Chiwokwu – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2018
International instruments, declarations and local laws set the pace for appropriate human development, peace and harmony. 10.5 million children in Nigeria are out of school; approximately 60 percent are girls (UNICEF, 2014). They are dropouts due to various factors: socio-cultural, economic, governance etc. vulnerable to forms of abuses,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Gender Bias, Cultural Influences
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Rohatynskyj, Marta; Davidson, Valerie; Stiver, Warren; Hayward, Maren – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Low rates of women's enrolment in engineering programs has been identified as a global problem within the general concern to enable women to attain parity in education in all areas. A Western women in engineering meta-narrative is identified which contains a complex of obstacles that typify the situation of Western women. The question is asked…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Gender Differences, Equal Education, Gender Bias
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Ireson, Gren – Educational Studies, 2017
Differences in gender equality based on social, political and economic factors is cited, by some writers, as a contributory factor in the differentially greater achievement of boys in STEM subjects through the concept of gender stratification. Gender differences, especially in mathematics, have been linked directly to gender parity in wider…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Gender Bias, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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