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Van Houweling, Emily; Christie, Maria Elisa; Rahim, Asha Abdel – Gender and Education, 2020
In Africa women are underrepresented in higher education (HE) agricultural programs, despite the fact that they make up half of the agricultural labor force. This article discusses the reasons for women's low enrollment in HE agricultural programs, focusing on socio-cultural norms and gendered perceptions of agriculture. Moving beyond access, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Disproportionate Representation, Women Faculty
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Unterhalter, Elaine – Gender and Education, 2013
In a number of countries in Africa, young women who become pregnant are excluded from school. This article presents a critique of policy and practice in this area drawing partly on Diana Leonard's scholarship concerning the relational dynamic of gender, generation, social division, and household forms. Much of the policy prescription of large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Pregnancy, Early Parenthood
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Humphreys, Sara – Gender and Education, 2008
In the last few years the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children has been gathering momentum, with a submission to "The United Nations Secretary General's study on violence against children" the most recent addition to the cause. Nevertheless, corporal punishment in schools is still condoned in many countries and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Punishment