ERIC Number: EJ1104764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Dangers of Educated Girls and Women
John, Vaughn M.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v11 n2 p184-196 Jul 2016
Why do educated girls and women constitute a danger in some societies and for this face extreme danger in their educational endeavours? This article argues that historical and contemporary educational discrimination of girls and women is the hallmark of a violently patriarchal society, and this stubborn injustice is exacerbated under conditions of poverty and political power struggles. After considering two recent examples of violent exclusion, deeper exploration of historical exclusion of learners in South Africa helps to reveal a web of gender-based injustice and violence created at the intersections of patriarchy, poverty and political power struggles. Interventions require the acknowledgement of these underlying causes as well as their systemic and complex interactions.
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Educational Attainment, History, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination, Violence, Educational History, Poverty, Political Power, Power Structure, Gender Differences, Program Descriptions, Adult Education, Literacy Education, Civil Rights, Democracy, Intervention, Child Labor, Trauma, Resilience (Psychology), Student Attitudes, Family Violence, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa