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ERIC Number: ED496235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 86
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-9-2922-3046-8
Exploring and Understanding Gender in Education: A Qualitative Research Manual for Education Practitioners and Gender Focal Points
Bernard, Anne; Armstrong, Greg; Attig, George
UNESCO Bangkok
A methodology is described for conducting qualitative research on gender issues in education. Qualitative research, a critical step for achieving the global Education For All (EFA) goals, will assist identifying the issues, analyzing the contents, and formulating viable policy. "Gender" refers to the social roles and responsibilities that belong to men and women respectively within a specific social group. Gender analysis in education seeks to understand how and why gender inequality is taking place, between the two sexes. The outcome of the process will guide in the development of gender-responsive policies. Gender issues that require priority attention are identified and include sexual harassment in schools, quality in education, and implementation of school policy reform. The process of qualitative research on gender issues include (1) identifying the problem; (2) developing a framework; (3) documentary research; and (4) further situation analysis through interviews and observation. The manual also provides a step by step guideline on data analysis and report writing. A list of suggested readings is also included. (Contains 1 figure.) [This report was first drafted by Anne Bernard, Greg Armstrong, and George Attig. It was then commented on, discussed, and improved upon by the Gender in Education Network in Asia (GENIA) in Seoul, Republic of Korea in September 2004.]
UNESCO Bangkok. Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, P.O. Box 967, Prakhanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand. Tel: +66-2-3910577; Fax: +66-2-3910866; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A