Gender Equity in Education

Beyond the visibility and traction of promoting girls’ education today and studies asserting gender equity in compulsory education had been reached in most developing nations, gender biases and discrimination still pose challenges for girls and women in the developing world. In developing contexts, systemic gender inequalities place girls further behind due to having to work more hours at home, miss more school days, and are more likely to experience abuse. Efforts to improve educational attainment through tuition abolition and other fee remissions. However, many students are still required to pay for uniforms, books, lunches, and school maintenance. Our research looks at how governments and school policies can mediate access and equity to quality education for young women in the developing world.

Members

  1. Brooke Bách-Tầng Phan, PhD Student, Comparative and International Education

  2. Laurelyn Mynhier, PhD Student, Comparative and International Education

  3. Joseph Wright, PhD Student, Comparative and International Education

Presentations

  1. Mynhier, L., Phan, B., & Wright, J. (2019). Barriers and Progress to Gender Equity in Education. 6th Annual Going Global Conference. International Institute. UCLA, April 19, 2019

Regional Focus

We currently have research ongoing in Kenya, Vietnam, and Jordan.