Gender analysis in education: A conceptual overview

Increasing attention has been given to the importance of achieving gender equality in education. To date, however, most efforts have focused on addressing gender parity – an equal number or proportion of girls and boys accessing educational opportunities. Although simple gender parity may be easier to measure, gender equality encompasses a wider concept, of which gender parity is only a part. Gender equality moves beyond access and requires that girls and boys also experience the same levels of quality and outcomes of education. This document consists of two sections: (i) an analytical overview informed by an extensive review of literature, and (ii) an annotated bibliography, including an overview of the sources reviewed, which serve to guide the analytical overview.

Published 2012-09-04

Document Information

Publication year
2012
Format
pdf, 46p.
Rights
© United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), New York, 2012
Creative Commons License
None
Our thematic areas
Gender Equality

Document Information

Publication year
2012
Format
pdf, 46p.
Rights
© United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), New York, 2012
Creative Commons License
None
Our thematic areas
Gender Equality