Gender equality in education: bridging the gap between international goals and national realities Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Dalyot, Keren
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • Gender equality in education is a principle acknowledged by the international community, however for a long time it was promoted as a legal obligation or political commitment. Progresses in the international arena have been achieved, but are international rights and goals sufficient? Post conflict situations require a broader perception of gender equality and inequality because of the interplay between gender and violent conflict. This is often a neglected context in international goal setting. Gender equality is fundamental but we need to think strategically and contextually about aid programs and policy development in order to affect long term social change. Nussbaum's capabilities approach offers a unique approach that can help bridge the gap between universal goals and values and local contexts and experiences of girls. There needs to be a moral commitment to gender equality in education, in addition to the political or legal commitment.
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