Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19885
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
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19885
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, Singapore
ISBN: 9789811016493
9789811016479
Field of Research (FOR): 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/236400156
Series Name: Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Number : 36
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