Gender Equality in Education from Kindergarten to Higher Education: Policies and Practices

  • Diğdem Müge SiyezEmail author
  • Kadir Beycioglu
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Education is a human right guaranteed by law, but statistical indicators show that there is no equality of opportunity for access to the qualified education. Gender equality in education means that girls and boys, women and men, have an equal chance to have access to and participate in education, and that there is quality, equitable learning opportunities and outcomes. Education plays an important role either ensuring gender equality or nourishing gender inequality. In this section, the issue of gender equality in education will be evaluated on the basis on educational policies, curriculum, textbooks, and teacher expectations, as well as literacy and enrollment rates. Although these evaluations will be made mainly through the Turkish education system, the education system of the developed and developing countries will be handled.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education at Buca, Division of Counseling and GuidanceDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Faculty of Education at Buca, Department of Division of Educational AdministrationDokuz Eylul UniversityIzmirTurkey

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rosemary Papa
    • 1
  1. 1.Soka University of AmericaCaliforniaUSA

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