Gender Equity in Education: A Review of Trends and Factors

Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita and Subrahmanian, Ramya (2008) Gender Equity in Education: A Review of Trends and Factors. Project Report. Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE), Falmer, UK.

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Abstract

This review paper draws on recent data to map the access and participation rates of girls relative to boys. This paper offers a critical assessment of findings of different recent researches on school education in India identifying the areas that need further research. The paper reveals that while enrolment of girls has increased rapidly since the 1990s, there is still a substantial gap in upper primary and secondary schooling and gender inequalities interlock with other forms of social inequality, notably caste, ethnicity and religion. The paper concludes with recommendation for implementation of enabling policy to meet the challenges for improving the quality of schools ensuring better opportunities for girls at higher levels of education, notably upper primary and secondary schools.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: Pathways to Access, Research Monograph No 18
Keywords: gender equity, international education, educational access, primary schooling, secondary schooling, inclusion, exclusion
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa. Oceania)
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Elena Dennison
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1866
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