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Girls Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment and Growth Mercy Tembon

Girls Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment and Growth

Mercy Tembon

Published November 17th 2008
ISBN : 9781281787422
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313 pages
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Persuasive evidence demonstrates that gender equality in education is central to economic development. Despite more than two decades of accumulated knowledge and evidence of what works in improving gender equality, progress on the ground remains slowMorePersuasive evidence demonstrates that gender equality in education is central to economic development. Despite more than two decades of accumulated knowledge and evidence of what works in improving gender equality, progress on the ground remains slow and uneven across countries. What is missing? Given that education is a critical path to accelerate progress toward gender equality and the empowerment of women, what is holding us back? These questions were discussed at the global symposium Education: A Critical Path to Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment, which was sponsored by the World Bank in October 2007.Girls Education in the 21st Century is based on background papers developed for the symposium. The books chapters reflect the current state of knowledge on education from a gender perspective and highlight the importance of, and challenges to, female education, as well as the interdependence of education and development objectives. The last chapter presents five strategic directions for advancing gender equality in education and their implications for World Bank operations.Girls Education in the 21st Century will be of particular interest to researchers, educators, school administrators, and policy makers at the global, national, regional, and municipal levels.