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Under what conditions do language and ethnicity reinforce exclusion of girls in developing countries?

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Language and ethnicity are the two main sources of girls exclusion, especially in developing countries. Girls may excluded out of school because of second language learning and gender inequality. Narrowing gender gap and promoting equality is becoming the primary priority in education. In central China's Hui communities, education inequalities even exists in the pursuit of religious concepts, only men are granted access to deeper knowledge of Islam, not alone formal education. It is important to emphasis the impact of ethnicity on education in China and how women get their deserved educational rights. Take Tibetan girls as another example, Han Chinese and Tibetan language decided different status of girls went to different secondary schools in Xizang province in southwest China. Gender gap in schooling is also common in rural areas in Africa. In Ghana, low enrollment of girls also on the impact of household income, parents' education background and social environment. Parental attitudes about girls’ education and the allocation of their time are very important in increasing enrollment of girls in Africa. Language and ethnicity can also reinforce the educational marginalization and exclusion of girls in developing countries under certain policy influence. Women play a crucial role in economic growth and development. Girls' access to education is very important because it directly influence the economic development of a country. In order to increase the low enrollment of girls in developing countries, it is quite important to pay attention to the roles of language and ethnicity in education.

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ethnicity, gender inequality
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Xiang, Nan. "Under what conditions do language and ethnicity reinforce exclusion of girls in developing countries?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Apr 30, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493551_index.html>

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Xiang, N. , 2011-04-30 "Under what conditions do language and ethnicity reinforce exclusion of girls in developing countries?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p493551_index.html

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Abstract: Language and ethnicity are the two main sources of girls exclusion, especially in developing countries. Girls may excluded out of school because of second language learning and gender inequality. Narrowing gender gap and promoting equality is becoming the primary priority in education. In central China's Hui communities, education inequalities even exists in the pursuit of religious concepts, only men are granted access to deeper knowledge of Islam, not alone formal education. It is important to emphasis the impact of ethnicity on education in China and how women get their deserved educational rights. Take Tibetan girls as another example, Han Chinese and Tibetan language decided different status of girls went to different secondary schools in Xizang province in southwest China. Gender gap in schooling is also common in rural areas in Africa. In Ghana, low enrollment of girls also on the impact of household income, parents' education background and social environment. Parental attitudes about girls’ education and the allocation of their time are very important in increasing enrollment of girls in Africa. Language and ethnicity can also reinforce the educational marginalization and exclusion of girls in developing countries under certain policy influence. Women play a crucial role in economic growth and development. Girls' access to education is very important because it directly influence the economic development of a country. In order to increase the low enrollment of girls in developing countries, it is quite important to pay attention to the roles of language and ethnicity in education.


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