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Shah, Payal; Khurshid, Ayesha – Gender and Education, 2019
In contemporary times, the status of Muslim women has become a lens to approach and engage with Muslim societies. Embedded in these narratives is an image of Muslim women as oppressed victims of their patriarchal families and societies. In this article, we focus on the lived experiences of educated Muslim women from Pakistan and India to examine…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Womens Education, Empowerment
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Arur, Aditi; DeJaeghere, Joan – Gender and Education, 2019
Life skills have become the foci of many girls' education initiatives because they are assumed to empower girls to negotiate oppressive gender norms constraining their lives. Often these programmes give a singular attention to gender norms, despite other interlocking oppressive structures and norms. Although postcolonial feminist perspectives in…
Descriptors: Females, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Womens Education
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Gallagher, Kathleen; Sahni, Urvashi – Gender and Education, 2019
Gallagher and Sahni elaborate on their decade-long collaboration, focussing here on their latest multi-sited ethnographic study, Youth, Theatre, Radical Hope and the Ethical Imaginary: an intercultural investigation of drama pedagogy, performance and civic engagement (2014-2019) and the pedagogy and theatre work carried out at Prerna School for…
Descriptors: Drama, Performance, Citizen Participation, Females
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Aneja, Anu – Gender and Education, 2017
Distance education's mandate to expand outreach to those with limited access to higher education makes it a particularly welcome mode for non-traditional women learners. Feminist pedagogy, which has tended to privilege the classroom space in the learning experience, has stopped short of a wholehearted acceptance of distance education which relies…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Feminism, Nontraditional Students, Females
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Vivakaran, Mangala Vadivu; Maraimalai, Neelamalar – Gender and Education, 2017
The Constitution of India ensures equal treatment to all its citizens without any discrimination. On the contrary, the patriarchal roots of the Indian society have subjected women to experience severe inequalities. This has resulted in a wide gender gap, which has been perceived to affect all the facets of a woman's life. The field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Social Media, Training
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Sinha Mukherjee, Sucharita – Gender and Education, 2015
This paper attempts to explore the connections between expanding female education and the participation of women in paid employment in Japan, China and India, three of Asia's largest economies. Analysis based on existing data and literature shows that despite the large expansion in educational access in these countries in the last half century,…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Females, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Maslak, Mary Ann; Singhal, Gayatri – Gender and Education, 2008
Under the combined effects of commercialisation, urbanisation, migration and employment, significant changes are taking place in India's process of modernisation. One change is the emergence of a population of women with degrees in higher education. These degrees, and the individuals' desire to pursue professional positions that relate to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Womens Studies, Interviews
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Nesbitt, Eleanor – Gender and Education, 1993
Describes research among 8- through 13-year-old Hindu children of Punjabi and Gujarati origin in Coventry (England) between 1986 and 1989. Highlights areas of their experience in which their gender is decisive in relation to the role expectations enunciated by the children. Teachers must affirm the culture of their students. (JB)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Background, Cultural Traits, Culture Conflict