Women's Education in the Third World
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Gail Kelly and Carolyn Elliott have assembled the latest and best available scholarship from a range of disciplines to illuminate the determinants, nature, and outcomes of women's education in third World nations. This study focuses on the undereducation of women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, delving into its causes, changes in female education patterns and the significance of these changes to societies and to women's lives. Articles in this volume lay the foundation for further research by examining women's schooling from the novel perspective that the social and economic outcomes of women's education are shaped by gender-sex systems that subordinate women to men.
Gail P. Kelly is Associate Professor in the Department of Social, Philosophical and Historical Foundations, Faculty of Education, at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is also associate editor of the Comparative Education Review. A former director of the Wellesley College Center for Women in Higher Education and the Professions, Carolyn M. Elliott is with the Ford Foundation in New Delhi, India.
"This volume represents the best in comparative education. It makes use of scholarship and insights from a number of social science disciplines; it reflects an intellectual coherence. It focuses on education as a key issue in understanding Third World women, but the volume has relevance beyond the field of education. And it reflects the latest scholarship that is available. " — Philip G. Altbach, Comparative Education Center, State University of New York at Buffalo.