A feminist analysis of gender, education and development : the case of South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Sargent, Robert A.
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa
dc.creator Ulicki, Theresa
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:17Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.other LC212.93 S6 U45 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22029
dc.description vii, 162 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 149-162).
dc.description.abstract Heavily influenced by mainstream neo-liberal economic indicators, studies of gender, education and development in the South have focussed primarily on girls' and women's lack of equal access to education relative to that of boys and men and the socio-economic returns nations can expert from women's schooling. Little attention has been paid to the processes by which women's education is shaped and the context within which girls and women experience their primary and secondary education. Despite the rhetoric of gender equality, policy-makers, researchers and states have failed to address the gendered nature of students' formal education experience and the existence of gender inequalities in education which persist as part of a far broader societal pattern of female subordination. The relationship between patriarchy, power and girls' and women's subordination is ignored. The education reform initiatives proposed in South Africa's White Paper on Education and Training (1995) fall within this dominant, neo-liberal, equal opportunity approach. Although these initiatives may help girls and women meet their practical gender needs, they will not assist them to realise any strategic gender needs. They will not achieve an anti-sexist education system. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LC212.93.S6
dc.subject.lcsh Sexism in education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination in education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Educational equalization -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Young women -- Education -- South Africa
dc.title A feminist analysis of gender, education and development : the case of South Africa
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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