Synopses & Reviews
This book grounds the education of women and girls in the realities of their lives and experience in diverse areas of the developing world. The case studies range from the Arakambut of Peru to the changing experience of racialized education in South Africa. The contributors take issue with the World Banks view that the education of girls and women is important primarily as a cost-effective mechanism for making women more economically productive.
About the Author
is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick.
Sheila Bunwaree is lecturer in the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities, University of Mauritius.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Christine Heward and Sheila Bunwaree
Part 1: Changing Political Contexts
1. The Impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes on Gender and Household Educational Decision-Making: Evidence from Africa and Latin America - Nelly P. Stromquist
2. Listening to the Gendered Other: Participation of Girls and Women in Education and Training in Papua New Guinea - Christine Fox
3. The schooling of South African girls: Stories, statistics, and strategies - Elaine Unterhalter
4. Schooling and Development: Eroding Amazon Women‘s Knowledge and Diversity - Sheila Aikman
Part 2: Africa: Changing Family and Household Contexts
5. Girls and Schooling in Ethiopia - Pauline Rose and Mercy Tembon
6. Education, Schooling and Fertility in the Context of Niger - Shona Wynd
7. Moving Beyond Issues of Access and Equity in Promoting Education for Girls in Tanzania - Stella Bendera
Part 3: Middle Income Countries and the Labour Market
8. Gender Inequality: the Mauritian Experience - Sheila Bunwaree
9. Gender Inequality in Educational Attainment in Peninsular Malaysia - Suet-ling Pong
Part 4: South Asian Contrasts
10. Gender, Education and Development: Sri Lanka - Swarna Jayawaree
11. From WID to GAD: experiences of education in Nepal - Mo Sibbons
12. Closing the gender gap?: the informal sector in Pakistan - Christine Heward