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Women Teaching in South Asia

Edited by:
  • Jackie Kirk - late of International Rescue Committee, New York and McGill University, Montreal


December 2008 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This collection brings fresh perspectives to the current policy and programming initiatives concerning women teachers in South Asia. It discusses issues related to the lives and experiences of women teachers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Bangladesh, providing a common framework for the analysis of these issues as well as policies and programmes related to them. It promotes critical discussion of the potential and agency of women teachers to create change in schools and in society, while dwelling on the structural limitations that exist for women working within patriarchal institutions in male-dominated societies.

Women Teaching in South Asia argues for a broader gender equality and empowerment perspective. The articles demonstrate the need for explicit attention to 'gender' in the power dynamics between women and men, in the roles they play and in the tasks they perform in schools.

This compilation is a valuable contribution with recommendations for future policy, programme and research project development to bridge the gender divide and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Education for All (EFA). It will be a rich resource for policy makers, voluntary agencies, researchers and academics working in the fields of Education and Gender Studies.

Rukhsana Zia
Foreword
 
I: LIVED EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN TEACHERS
Jackie Kirk
Introduction and Conceptual Underpinnings
Dilshad Ashraf
'Schools are Like Our Homes': Women in Teaching and School Leadership in Northern Pakistan
Jackie Kirk
Impossible Fictions: The Lived Experience of Women Teachers
Min Bahadur Bista
Policies and Realities for Women Teachers in Nepal
Swarna Jayaweera
Women Teachers in Sri Lanka
Jackie Kirk and Rebecca Winthrop
Women Teachers in Community-based Schools in Afghanistan
 
II: PROGRAMMES, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN TEACHERS
Janet Raynor and Elaine Unterhalter
Promoting Empowerment? Contrasting Perspectives on a Programme to Employ Women Teachers in Bangladesh, 1996-2005
Sonal Shukla and Shilpa Naik
Promoting Women's Participation in a Teachers' Union: The Role of a Women's Committee
Katayon Qahir
Training Refugee Afghan Women Teachers in the Female Education Programme, Pakistan
 
III: GENDER EQUALITY PERSPECTIVES FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Jackie Kirk
Gender Equality Perspectives for Policy Development
 
Index

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ISBN: 9788178298696
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