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The book presents the authentic voice of third world women and men, relating their efforts to improve the position of women through education. It raises important questions for readers from both high- and low-income countriesabout whether formal or non- formal education will best serve women's needs; whether state or private initiatives are more likely to succeed in raising women's status through the delivery of transforming knowledge; and whether Western dreams of modernization have any relevance to non-Western societies.
Countries covered include India, Pakistan, Korea, the Philippines, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. Each author locates women's education in the larger national context, thus unraveling the matrix that links gender and education to race, ethnicity, social class, and political change.
The story is told directly, by women and men passionately committed to improvement through education. The book's immediacy will appeal to academic and general readers alike, and it will be a stimulus to thought and action forcitizens who wonder what's wr ong with the schools in their neighborhood.
". . . provides many insights into the lives, aspirations, achievements, and frustrations of women in Asia, Africa, and Latin America as they wrestle with issues of education and social change."--Journal of Asian Studies
Jill Ker Conway is Visiting Scholar in the Program of Science, Technology and Society, MIT. Susan C. Bourque is Professor of Government, Smith College.
|A Survey of Gender Issues and Educational Development in Asia||15|
|Women's Education in India||23|
|Healing the Wounds of Development||45|
|Women's Education in Pakistan||59|
|Work, Education, and Women's Gains: The Korean Experience||77|
|Women's Education as an Instrument for Change: The Cafe of the Philippines||105|
|An Overview of Women's Education in Africa||123|
|Enhancing Women's Participation in the Science-Based Curriculum: The Case of Kenya||133|
|Educational Expansion, Cost Considerations, and Curriculum Development in Zimbabwe||149|
|An Overview of Women's Education in Latin America and the Caribbean||171|
|Citizenship and Education in Peru and Mexico: Political Challenges for the 1990s||183|
|Persistent Inequalities in Women's Education in Peru||207|
|Alternative Education for Women in Peru||217|
|Education, Race, and Inequality in Brazil||223|
|The Economics of Women's Schooling||237|
|Rethinking the Impact of Women's Education||245|