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Gender Justice, Education and Equality

Creating Capabilities for Girls' and Women's Development

  • Firdevs Melis Cin

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

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About this book

Introduction

This book reframes gender and education issues from a feminist and capabilities perspective through a multi-generational study of women as teachers. It explores how different understandings of gender, equality and education generate a variety of approaches with which to pursue gender equality in education. Through employing the capabilities approach in a critical and innovative way to question justice, agency and well-being  and also to evaluate valued functionings and capabilities, freedoms and lack of opportunities in women’s lives in Turkey it highlights the need for constructing a gender-just society. The book takes a closer look at these women’s memories, in order to understand how gender roles were created, negotiated and contested, and how the transition to modern ways of socialising and existing was shaped and women’s emancipation was guided by women teachers as social actors, rather than as passive onlookers or oppressed individuals. It provides important insights and critical evidence to be used in the planning and implementation of education and social/gender policies.

Keywords

Gender Feminism Equal rights Schooling Opportunity

Authors and affiliations

  • Firdevs Melis Cin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EducationIstanbul Commerce UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39104-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39103-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39104-5
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