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Title Gender, equality and education from international and comparative perspectives [electronic resource] / edited by David P. Parker, Alexander W. Wiseman
Imprint [Bingley, UK] : Emerald Group Pub., 2009
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xv, 439 p.) : ill
Series International perspectives on education and society, 1479-3679 ; v. 10
International perspectives on education and society ; v. 10
Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes
This volume of "International Perspectives on Education and Society"investigates the often controversial relationship between gender, equality and education from international and comparative perspectives. Much has been written recently about the global progress made toward gender parity in enrolment and curriculum in nations around the world. And there is much to tout in these areas. Although gender parity is not yet the global norm, the expectation of gender equality increasingly is. Some have gone so far as to say that the global expansion of modern mass schooling has created a worldculture of gender equality in education. Yet, while there have been many positive advances regarding girls' and women's education around the world, there are still significant differences that are institutionalized in the policies and administrative structures of national education systems. For example, some of the strongest evidence of gendered inequality in schooling is the fact that in manydeveloping countries there are large proportions of school-age children who are not in school - many ifnot most of whom are girls. The question this volume investigates is whether gender equality in education isreally being achieved in schools around the world or not
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Link Print version: Gender, equality, and education from international and comparative perspectives. 1st ed. Bingley, UK : Emerald/JAI, 2009 9781848550940 (OCoLC)308185242
Subject Educational equalization
Sex discrimination in education
Comparative education
Education -- International cooperation
Education and globalization
Education. bicssc
Social groups. bicssc
Education -- General. bisacsh
Alt Author Baker, David, 1952 Jan. 5-
Wiseman, Alexander W., 1968-
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