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Factors influencing the education of girls

Baral, Om Bahadur (2015) Factors influencing the education of girls. Masters by Coursework thesis, Murdoch University.

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In this research project, I explore the factors which discriminate against girls within the Nepalese formal education system. I explore the level of attainment by girls in community and private schools in two ways: firstly through my personal experience of education as both a male in community schools and then later when employed within the education sector as a teacher and community worker and secondly I turn to the literature, articles and journals.

The value of education for girls is affected by the role of parents, societies, the government, International and National Government Organisations (I/NGOs) and by competition from private schools where boys predominate. While girls have experienced change in their educational participation as a result of the efforts made by the government to implement its educational policies, discrimination against them in education persists. The patriarchal value system and prejudices towards girls’ education are still creating major barriers to opportunities when compared to boys. Girls’ enrolment is improving, with the provision of some facilities. However the gaps in quality education between girls and boys are widening due to the implementation of two kinds of formal education system: private and community schools where private schools are supposed to be imparting quality education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters by Coursework)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Supervisor(s): Reid, Anja
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