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New book explores education, poverty and global goals for gender equality

25 August 2017

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A new book published by academics from the Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) explores how global frameworks on gender, education and poverty are interpreted in local settings and the politics of implementation.

Written by Professor Elaine Unterhalter and Dr Amy North, the book discusses the forms of global agreements in particular contexts, and allows for an appraisal of how they have been understood by the people who implement them.

It draws on case-study research that examined initiatives that engaged with global aspirations to advance gender equality in schooling in Kenya and South Africa.
By using an innovative approach to comparative cross country research, the book illuminates how ideas and actions connect and disconnect around particular meanings of poverty, education and gender in large systems and different settings.

The authors hope that its conclusions will allow assessments of the approach to the post-2015 agenda to be made, taking account of how policy and practice, relating to global social justice are negotiated, sometimes negated, the forms in which they are affirmed and the actions that might help enhance them.

The book will be valuable for students, researchers, academics, senior teachers, senior government and inter-government officials and senior staff in NGOs working in the field of education and international development, gender, poverty reduction, and social development.

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