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Gender equity in junior and senior secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource] / Esi Sutherland-Addy.

By: Sutherland-Addy, EsiContributor(s): World Bank. Africa Regional Office. Human Development DepartmentMaterial type: TextTextSeries: World Bank working paper ; no. 140Africa Region human development seriesPublication details: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Africa Region Human Development Dept., c2008 ISBN: 0821375059; 9780821375051Subject(s): Education, Secondary -- Africa, Sub-Saharan | Girls -- Education (Secondary) -- Africa, Sub-Saharan | Sex differences in education -- Africa, Sub-SaharanLOC classification: LA1502 | .S88 2008Online resources: Full text available from Open Knowledge Repository
Contents:
Introduction -- Participation in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa : the global picture -- Factors affecting the participation of girls in secondary education -- Promotion of female participation in secondary education -- Institutions addressing the issue of secondary education -- Concluding observations.
Open Knowledge RepositoryAbstract: Evidence of gender inequity and inequality in terms of access, retention and performance in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa raises many questions. While transition rates from primary to secondary are higher for girls than boys, and the repetition rates are lower, girls still significantly trail behind boys in terms of secondary GER. This study documents and analyzes the extent and nature of gender disadvantage in junior and senior secondary education. It analyzes the causes of this disadvantage and identifies strategies that may be effective in reducing or eliminating it.
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Executive summary also in French.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-63).

Introduction -- Participation in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa : the global picture -- Factors affecting the participation of girls in secondary education -- Promotion of female participation in secondary education -- Institutions addressing the issue of secondary education -- Concluding observations.

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Evidence of gender inequity and inequality in terms of access, retention and performance in secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa raises many questions. While transition rates from primary to secondary are higher for girls than boys, and the repetition rates are lower, girls still significantly trail behind boys in terms of secondary GER. This study documents and analyzes the extent and nature of gender disadvantage in junior and senior secondary education. It analyzes the causes of this disadvantage and identifies strategies that may be effective in reducing or eliminating it.

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