TITLE

Toward the Future Schooling of Girls: Global Status, Issues, and Prospects

AUTHOR(S)
Slaughter-Defoe, Diana T.; Addae, Wendy Akua; Bell, Candace
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
Human Development (0018716X);2002, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper evaluates the role that formal schooling has played in the lives of girls and women in 20th century developing and developed nations. Studies of the literacy rates of girls and women around the world are considered together with studies of maternal schooling, and its effects on a variety of female behaviors. The paper is designed to provoke critical discussion about the future of public schooling worldwide, using the complex relationship between schooling and females’ development as a metaphor for this process. The experiences of girls and women within schools are especially informative and suggestive of the potential contributions of public schooling to the general well-being of a nation. However, there have been, and continue to be, many challenges to access and equity within schools and classrooms around the world. The United States of America is the nation used as a case study example for the developed world. We conclude that flexibility and choice are crucial features if useful future options for formal schooling are to be enhanced for girls and women worldwide.Copyright © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel
ACCESSION #
11375807

 

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