Women teaching in South Asia
- edited by Jackie Kirk.
- Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2008.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages) : illustrations
- Kirk, Jackie.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Foreword - Rukhsana Zia I: LIVED EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN TEACHERS Introduction and Conceptual Underpinnings - Jackie Kirk 'Schools are Like Our Homes': Women in Teaching and School Leadership in Northern Pakistan - Dilshad Ashraf Impossible Fictions: The Lived Experience of Women Teachers - Jackie Kirk Policies and Realities for Women Teachers in Nepal - Min Bahadur Bista Women Teachers in Sri Lanka - Swarna Jayaweera Women Teachers in Community-based Schools in Afghanistan - Jackie Kirk and Rebecca Winthrop II: PROGRAMMES, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR WOMEN TEACHERS Promoting Empowerment? Contrasting Perspectives on a Programme to Employ Women Teachers in Bangladesh, 1996-2005 - Janet Raynor and Elaine Unterhalter Promoting Women's Participation in a Teachers' Union: The Role of a Women's Committee - Sonal Shukla and Shilpa Naik Training Refugee Afghan Women Teachers in the Female Education Programme, Pakistan - Katayon Qahir III: GENDER EQUALITY PERSPECTIVES FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT Gender Equality Perspectives for Policy Development - Jackie Kirk Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9788132100720 (electronic bk.)
- 8132100727 (electronic bk.)