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Achieving gender equity in Education For All: An examination of social exclusion, gender and education in Kenya

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This paper analyzes how social identity variables such as gender, ethnicity and class, coupled with other emerging elements of social exclusion in Kenya intersect to push marginalized children, especially girls, out of school. I argue that the slow progress towards attaining gender equity in education is due to the fragmented policy approaches towards eliminating inequalities in the system. These forms of inequality intersect and public policy must target in a holistic way, the diverse but interconnected sources of disadvantage that shape educational outcomes of boys and girls. An analysis of these interactions can enhance our understanding of the reasons why the policy options and strategies that have been employed to improve educational equity and girls’ education in Africa have not yielded the expected result, namely, closing the gender gap in education by 2005. I also argue that to effectively improve girls’ and women’s education relative to that of males, public policy must not only include gender sensitive interventions, but also must be responsive to the unique educational needs of girls and boys that are at the margins of society on the basis of their social, political and economic locations. It is to this end that this paper examines the interplay of ethnicity, class and gender in shaping educational experiences in Kenya.

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Social Exclusion, inequality , primary education, acess to education
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Obiero, Judith. "Achieving gender equity in Education For All: An examination of social exclusion, gender and education in Kenya" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, Mar 22, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p303145_index.html>

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Obiero, J. A. , 2009-03-22 "Achieving gender equity in Education For All: An examination of social exclusion, gender and education in Kenya" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p303145_index.html

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Abstract: This paper analyzes how social identity variables such as gender, ethnicity and class, coupled with other emerging elements of social exclusion in Kenya intersect to push marginalized children, especially girls, out of school. I argue that the slow progress towards attaining gender equity in education is due to the fragmented policy approaches towards eliminating inequalities in the system. These forms of inequality intersect and public policy must target in a holistic way, the diverse but interconnected sources of disadvantage that shape educational outcomes of boys and girls. An analysis of these interactions can enhance our understanding of the reasons why the policy options and strategies that have been employed to improve educational equity and girls’ education in Africa have not yielded the expected result, namely, closing the gender gap in education by 2005. I also argue that to effectively improve girls’ and women’s education relative to that of males, public policy must not only include gender sensitive interventions, but also must be responsive to the unique educational needs of girls and boys that are at the margins of society on the basis of their social, political and economic locations. It is to this end that this paper examines the interplay of ethnicity, class and gender in shaping educational experiences in Kenya.


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