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Title: Globalisation, education and gender : education provision for girls in Zambia
Author: Syachaba, P. Z.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2006
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Abstract:
This study explores the nature of globalisation and patriarchy and analyses their consequences for education and in particular the education of women and girls. This thesis argues that a significant contributory factor in the slow progress in addressing the gender inequalities in education in developing countries such as Zambia is the lack of attention to the combined effects of globalisation and patriarchy on girls’ education. This study argues that globalisation and patriarchy together impact negatively on the education of women and girls, and supports that argument with reference to supra-national and transnational policy developments, as well as an analysis of national policy for the education of girls in Zambia, and case studies of girl’s’ experiences of education in two contrasting local settings in Zambia. Globalisation is associated with an increase in social and economic inequality due to its tendency to obscure equity and social justice issues in its pursuit of establishing markets in almost all spheres of life. Market forms are pre-occupied with profit, hence pushing equality concerns to the fringes. Patriarchy takes advantage of globalisation’s tendency to obscure equity and social justice considerations to reassert itself in its uncompromising oppression of women. Therefore, globalisation and patriarchy play a significant role in perpetuating gender inequalities in education. This study posits that any attempt to resolve gender inequalities in education should take into account the impact of globalisation and patriarchy on girls’ education. Although education alone will not ensure women’s empowerment, the study considers it as very important to combine with other factors to bring about an end to women’s oppression.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.662670  DOI: Not available
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