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Inexcusable absence : why 60 million girls still aren't in school and what to do about it

Author: Maureen A Lewis; Marlaine E Lockheed
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Center for Global Development, ©2006.
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"In Inexcusable Absence, Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed show that nearly three quarters of the 60 million girls not in school belong to ethnic, religious, linguistic, racial, or other minorities. Getting these girls into school requires new strategies that directly address their broader exclusion from society. Drawing on detailed analysis of what is already working in both developed and developing countries,  Read more...
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Lewis, Maureen A., 1952-
Inexcusable absence.
Washington, D.C. : Center for Global Development, ©2006
(OCoLC)645914622
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen A Lewis; Marlaine E Lockheed
ISBN: 1933286148 9781933286143
OCLC Number: 71812718
Description: xiv, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Overview: Who are the out-of-school girls --
and what can be done to get them in school? --
Sources, forms, and levels of exclusion --
How many girls are excluded? --
Advancing excluded girls' education --
Chapter 1. Progress in girls' education --
Girls catching up --
global progress in education --
Why has there been so much progress --
and can it continue? --
Lagging performance of groups within countriems remains a challenge --
Conclusions --
Chapter 2. Social exclusion and barriers to girls' schooling --
Multiple sources of social exclusion --
Exclusion and the demand for schooling --
Gender, exclusion, and the supply of schooling --
Discrimination and other barriers to the demand and supply of schooling --
Chapter 3. Multiple exclusions, educational attainment, and student performance --
Evidence from OECD countries --
Evidence from developing countries on gender, exclusion, and primary school enrollment and completion --
Evidence from developing countries on gender, exlusion, and learning --
Conclusion --
Chapter 4. Strategies for addressing the multiple sources of exclusion faced by girls --
Altering education policies and addressing discrimination --
Expanding options for schooling --
Improving the quality and relevance of schools and classrooms --
Creating incentives for households to send girls to school --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Maureen A. Lewis and Marlaine E. Lockheed.
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