A case study done in India to analyze and discuss solutions for a lack in women's participation in India showed that many women do not pursue an education due to the negative cultural and social attitudes that surround educated women. It also attributes this to gender stereotyping within the classroom which discourages women from continuing with education in order to avoid the unequal treatment they receive. Society's emphasis on an early marriage also plays a major role in this as they do not want to stray from the cultural norm of marriage without an education (Singh 2018). This journal article simply emphasizes the culture’s distaste for women in education and how societal expectations make it a challenge for women to get an education. Another study was done in India that looked at the causes of gender inequality within the country attributes this mentality of the superiority of men stems directly from the lack of education amongst women. The article gives two explanations as to why women do not participate in the labor market as much as men do which is due to: “The first explanation attributes the gap to labor market discrimination: if employers value women’s education less than that of men’s education, then economic incentives to educate girls are lower (Kingdon 1998). The second explanation relates to kinship norms in India, which often dictate that a daughter will leave the household after marriage” (Rammohan and Patrick 2018:143). Both journal articles simply emphasize the culture’s distaste for women in education and how societal expectations make it a challenge for women to get an education. The negative connotation about women being educated rather than focusing on marriage has caused many to grow up believing that education was unimportant and that
In many countries living in extremely poor conditions, not only is basic health an issue but also the lack of education. Although it is a necessity, “more than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate” (Rights to Education 1). The deprivation of education should be taken serious if a change is wanted. People need to become aware of how important education is and the benefit that it has. Douglas and Malala struggled to gain an education in order to resist control by others, which affected their lives in multiple ways; however, they were able to reveal the value of education to all.
The world is full of problems, but an issue that I have chosen to shed some light on is the education in Burkina Faso or rather the lack of education for females in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a country with very low literacy rates and just does not have a very good education system. The education system is charging large amounts of money to the very poor families who barely have enough money to keep all of their family living. In the article, “It’s Not Just About the Boys. Get Girls into School,” written by Jonathan Alter and published on Newsweek he focuses on spreading awareness about all the reasons in which certain children in Burkina Faso are not getting the proper education if they are getting any education at all. In the article,
“Around the world 59 million children of primary school age are being denied an education, and almost 65 million adolescents are without access to a secondary school,” (Doc 6). The education received throughout a childhood determines how the future will be for the new generation. Because so many people do not have an education, when they get older, it is damaging their life and the world as a whole. People are denied an education because of where they live, who they are, and how much money they have. In the Victorian Era, for most kids it was a money issue. Less than half the population could not read or write and many children died before they became adults. In the Great Expectations, Pip and many children he lived near had this problem. Although Pip became a gentleman he struggled for he did not receive the proper education for his future.
Women in England during the 1800s faced restrictions to participate in movements and were limited in their political speaking and voting capabilities. Although many women accepted their fate, some fought for a different social role. (“The Women 's Rights Movement”) Women such Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, and Mary Shelley inspired a new way of radical thinking towards human rights, specifically the rights of women (Surgis). Thanks to these inspiring individuals, there was a change in women’s attitude regarding their options to become part of the work force, gain an education, and have equal rights in marriage (Surgis). Educating women was the primary focus for many modern feminists, explaining that if women were educated the opportunities
Malcolm X once said “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepared for it today.” In the western world education plays a vital role in shaping our future; it determines if we will survive or fail in the world we created for ourselves. Our world is constantly changing and it requires a society that is well versed in understanding the problems deriving from cultural differences and tolerance of one another’s beliefs and perceptions. With the power of education we are able to deal with the problems of economic, government, religion and culture differences.
Our family can only eat whatever we grow on a small plot of land located a short way from our house. We have no other form of income so if we are unable to pick anything to eat from the land we go without food on that day. This happens a lot and we regularly go several days without any food at all. When we do pick vegetables from the land it’s very rarely enough for the whole family to be fed so my husband and I have to decide who will eat that day. You can see my younger children crying a lot, it’s because they are so hungry.”“The only source of water for our family is a shallow well situated near to our field. The water is very dirty and the children regularly get sick
Achieving an accurate education system is not an easy function for any nation. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley, is a wonderful book that focusing on the important of the education and how can the changing on the education system and schools reforms change the whole country for the best. This book had a positive impact on me, it gives me hope that each country in the world can create stronger and more creative education system; a system that can achieve students and serves both equity and rigor. Importantly, that can happen if we think first what are our educational problems and how can we resolve them in a smart and wise way that can help us to have magnificent results that benefits everyone, the
Education is crucial. It develops us as a whole, which leads to discovery, which then, leads to greatness. Education is the catalyst of every country, and we all know that. It’s common sense. Education is the powerhouse for us to keep on moving. Education is interconnected with every single strand of the economy, laws, jobs, research… I believe that education is not only one of the most important factors in a development of a country but instead, it has a greater significance than other factors.
The world has evolved greatly. With globalization, the world has become a planetary village. This planetary village rely on human beings with a certain level of education. A good education has become an indispensable key However, for a good education, an excellent system of education is needed. More and more countries are emerging on the economic as well as the educational level. As Nelson MANDELA said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Many countries have understood that fact. Mostly African countries start realizing that their economy depend on young, educated young.IN SENEGAL, education began one of the most domain to invest in. SENEGAL is a country in western Africa with an area of 196,722 km
At the beginning of this course I honestly thought that my personal values and ethics all came from the same source, which was the religion I grew up following. With this course I was able to see and reflect that it is a habit that was formed and that it has become a routine that I have put myself through. I have been living a life where I was told and expect to believe what my values were I never had the change to explore it myself. The feeling that if I was able to explore myself and my values and be more open to things other then just the values that my church taught me I would have been a very successful woman now. I truly believe that it would affect different aspects of my adult life.
This essay will discuss how gender inequality in education affects economic growth of a country. Gender inequality can be defined as unequal treatment and opportunities based on gender. The gender inequality in education is one of the most serious global issues that affect economic growth. There are studies revealing that only 39% of countries provide both genders with equal access to education. This shows that there are countries where women and men are not treated equally.
Plenty of students in the United States dread going to school and would much rather use this time to play video games, watch TV, or even sleep. But in third world countries, children, especially girls, do not have the opportunity to receive an education. These girls would exchange anything in order to attend school and have an opportunity to be independent, educated, and equal to their male counterparts. Governments need to implement policies that guarantee girls education in order to promote gender equality, boost their economy, and prevent child marriage. Research has shown that educating girls will not only benefit each individual girl, but also their community and country as a whole. With more bright minds in a community, solutions will be easier to develop for critical issues. Furthermore, women offer a different perspective from men which will lead to more creative solutions
Poor children, with a lack of good education, are most likely to get low paying incomes. Poor areas and poor children who do not perform well in school due to lack of resources, poor education system. Lack of support from home is also a perennial challenge.  Poor children can grow into poor adults. Therefore, the System and educational policies have to be changed to cater for these
look over me as my angel. I learned in therapy that it did not have anything to do with me. She had a mental illness and could not think rationally. Watching my children grow up, I used to get very angry at her. I could not imagine leaving them, regardless of my despair. I too, have mental conditions and am grateful that I have so much more support than she did.