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Gender in Primary and Secondary Education

A handbook for policymakers and other stakeholders

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Gender in Primary and Secondary Education has been written in the context of rapidly expanding education systems worldwide, and particularly the rising enrolment of girls in schools. The author argues that now the challenge of gender mainstreaming goes beyond building schools and ensuring access, to sustaining these gains to secure the future of education for girls. Thus gender mainstreaming in education needs to address the more strategic questions of the relationship between education and wider development and change, and of the relationships between men and women in a rapidly changing world.



The handbook is divided into six chapters, examining key policy and ideological gender mainstreaming issues within education systems and identifying the scope for greater gender mainstreaming.



Essential reading for civil servants involved in education sector management, policy planners, education policy analysts and professionals, civil society organisers, and academics.

English

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Executive Summary

This handbook on gender mainstreaming in education has been written in the context of rapidly expanding education systems worldwide, and in particular the growing numbers of girls entering school. In this new situation, the issue of gender mainstreaming goes beyond building schools and ensuring access to meeting the challenge of how to sustain these gains. It is now critical to build on the base of rising enrolments to secure the future of education for girls. It is widely accepted that girls’ education is a vital piece in the bigger jigsaw puzzle of human develop ment and social change. Thus gender main - stream ing in education must address the more strategic questions of the connections between education and wider development, and the relationships between men and women in a rapidly changing world.

English

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