Gender equity or new complexities in education

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.L.Zuze, V.Reddy
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, GENDER EQUALITY
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2015/gender-equity-or-new-complexities-in-education
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Abstract

At some point, any national conversation about how to improve education will turn to the question of gender, with most of the focus being on the challenges that girls face at school. Tia Linda Zuze and Vijay Reddy explore issues of gender and schooling more deeply. There is a view that boys and girls have been treated differently in the past. But is this an accurate reflection of the current reality? And in our pursuit for greater opportunities for girls, have we inadvertently neglected the risk factors that boys may face?