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World atlas of gender equality in education

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Unesco, Paris, France, p.118 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC1411 .F57 2012

URL:

http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Documents/gender-atlas-2012-we b2-en.pdf

Keywords:

Children's rights--Atlases, Discrimination in education--Atlases, Educational equalization--Atlases, Women's rights--Atlases

Abstract:

Contents: Increased worldwide demand for quality schooling -- Girls' right to education -- Enrolment and gender trends: primary education -- Enrolment and gender trends: secondary education -- Enrolment and gender trends: tertiary education -- Trends in school-life expectancy -- Gender trends: adult and youth literacy -- How policies affect gender equality in education.; Summary: "The education of girls and women is important not only as a matter of respecting a basic human right for half the population but as a powerful force for economic development and achieving social goals such as enhanced health, nutrition and civic involvement. This Atlas presents the latest data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics on trends in educational access and progression, from pre-primary through tertiary levels and adult literacy, with special attention to the all-important issue of gender equality. These trends are depicted through colour-coded maps that make it easy for readers to visualize global and regional trends and to understand how they are shaped by factors such as national wealth and geographic location." -- P. [4] of cover.

Publication Language:

eng