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Unterhalter, Elaine – Gender and Education, 2013
In a number of countries in Africa, young women who become pregnant are excluded from school. This article presents a critique of policy and practice in this area drawing partly on Diana Leonard's scholarship concerning the relational dynamic of gender, generation, social division, and household forms. Much of the policy prescription of large…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Pregnancy, Early Parenthood
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Morley, Louise – Gender and Education, 2013
This paper engages with Diana Leonard's writing on how gender is constituted in the academy. It offers an international review of feminist knowledge on how gender and power interact with leadership in higher education. It interrogates the "leaderist turn" or how leadership has developed into a popular descriptor and a dominant social and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Females, Feminism
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Edwin, Shirin – Gender and Education, 2011
This article examines the representation of female education in Qur'anic schools in a selection of West African francophone novels. I argue that in being the earliest form of education for most Muslim women and also a neglected topic of scholarly interest, the Qur'anic school shapes their feminisms in more significant ways than has been…
Descriptors: Feminism, Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam
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Leach, Fiona – Gender and Education, 2008
This paper draws on Anglican mission archive material to uncover the extent to which girls' schooling in early nineteenth-century West Africa developed as a response to male interests and perceived male needs. The founding of the colony of Sierra Leone in 1787 as a home for freed slaves followed by the arrival of Protestant missionaries in 1804…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Educational Opportunities, Political Socialization
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Humphreys, Sara – Gender and Education, 2008
In the last few years the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children has been gathering momentum, with a submission to "The United Nations Secretary General's study on violence against children" the most recent addition to the cause. Nevertheless, corporal punishment in schools is still condoned in many countries and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Punishment
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Pillay, Venitha – Gender and Education, 2006
This paper examines the extent to which masculinity played a role in the incorporation of an education college into a university in South Africa. I adopt the theoretical stance that masculinity is not a biological phenomenon that is peculiar to males but the socially constructed behaviour of masculine subjects that is contextually driven, and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Context Effect, Sex Role
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Chilisa, Bagele – Gender and Education, 2002
Critiques pregnancy policies in sub-Saharan Africa's education systems, examining expulsion, reentry, and continuation policies for students who become pregnant. Argues that both expulsion policies and reentry policies violate students' rights to education, suggesting that continuation policies provide the most opportunity for gender equity. Notes…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Civil Rights, Continuation Students, Educational Policy