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Evans, Hyacinth L.
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Institute of Education
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Gender issues in education: Creating girl-friendly schools in the Jamaican context
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Symposium on Girls Education
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May 17-18, 2000
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Washington, D. C.
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Abstract
Argues that although in Jamaica there exist no barriers to equal educational opportunities and although the academic achievement of girls surpasses that of boys at all levels of the Jamaican educational systems, there is nevertheless an urgent need to address the quality of the schooling environment for girls as well as boys. Paper outlines background information to the situation in Jamaica, provides some research evidence for the position taken, offers some suggestions for creating this environment and explores some policy and practice implications.....
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