Reframing Gender and Education for the Post-2015 Agenda

A critical capability approach

Authored by: Joan DeJaeghere

Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415747547
eBook ISBN: 9781315797007
Adobe ISBN: 9781317752240

10.4324/9781315797007.ch6

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Abstract

The large and diverse body of scholarship and practice on gender, education and development illustrates how the field is shaped by divergent paradigms, discourses and methodologies that frame gender equality. Studies on gender and education draw on empiricist and economic, Marxist and critical, sociocultural and interpretative, and postcolonial and antifoundational perspectives. Despite these diverse paradigms, the development agenda is dominated by an assumption of universalism in which redistributing access and completion of education will foster gender equality universally; by extension, gender equality will promote other development goals.

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