Education and Gender

Education and Gender: Education as a Humanitarian Response

by Debotri Dhar

Debotri Dhar is Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
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    978-1-4725-0834-8 (hardback)

    978-1-4725-0908-6 (paperback)

    978-1-4725-0595-8 (epub)

    978-1-4725-0953-6 (epdf)

    978-1-4725-9335-1 (online)
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    First edition
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Education and Gender draws on international research from the USA, the UK, India, Mexico, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean, to provide a comprehensive global overview of the relationship between gender and education. Rooting constructions of gender and sexuality in specific geographical contexts, the contributors consider a range of issues. Themes discussed include the gender gap in educational attainment; pedagogical strategies; stereotyping in curricula; and education policy. Drawing on best practices worldwide, the contributors identify the current gaps and propose solutions to promote gender-just, equitable and pluralistic societies. Each chapter includes key questions to encourage active engagement with the subject and a list of further reading to support taking the exploration further.