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Title: Gender and Education in Bhutan
Contributor(s): Seden, Kinley (author); Maxwell, Thomas W  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1649-3_14
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Abstract: There is a growing body of research on gender and education around the world, but there is little empirical evidence in Bhutan that provides a realistic status of gender circumstances in Bhutan. Following the idea that gender is socially constructed, this chapter seeks to gather gender studies and issues into a more focused perspective by combining previous work into themes focused upon education. This chapter also analyzes existing policies and major outcomes of the education sector in Bhutan. Broadly, gender issues have been largely addressed in primary and lower secondary education in terms of enrollments and achievement, but less so in higher secondary school and in the tertiary sector. However, national policies need to be followed through with the development of congruent institutional policies and practices, together with personal practices focusing on 'taken-for-granteds', to address gender inequities.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Education in Bhutan: Culture, Schooling, and Gross National Happiness, p. 215-228
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Singapore
ISBN: 9789811016493
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390406 Gender, sexuality and education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160205 Policies and development
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Number : 36
Editor: Editor(s): Matthew J Schuelka and Tom W Maxwell
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