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Vol. 23 No.2              July - December 2017                    Bi-annual

 

 

Gender Issues in School Education: Existing Policies and Practices

The current issue of the Newsletter focuses on Gender Issues in School Education. The articles have been written by various experts and researchers working in this area in context of different member- countries in the Asia Pacific region. These essays cover Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Gender is part of the targets set for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG 4). It is understandable that the targets for Sustainable Development Goal 5, 'Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,' cannot be fulfilled without achieving gender equality in and through education. Recent data show that while the numbers of girls and women at all levels of education have increased during the last two decades, particularly after implementation of EFA goals and MDGs, gender inequality still persists in terms of access to quality education as well as learning outcome and further educational and job opportunities. It is widely acknowledged that a strong, gender-sensitive and child-friendly education system needs to be developed for ensuring quality education for all children irrespective of their socio-economic and gender background. In many developing countries, girls from socially disadvantaged groups become doubly disadvantaged because of practice of gender discrimination in society as well as in educational institutions. Many countries have already taken certain measures to promote gender equity and equality in school education so that educational needs of all girls and boys can be addressed effectively. With this background, this current issue of the ANTRIEP Newsletter focuses on these issues pertaining to gender equity and equality in school education.

 
     
 

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