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Jane Bernard-Powers

In: The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy

Chapter 24: Feminism and Gender in Education for Citizenship and Democracy

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Feminism and Gender in Education for Citizenship and Democracy
Feminism and gender in education for citizenship and democracy
JaneBernard-Powers

Contemporary press is a rich source of information on the breadth and diversity of gender issues in citizenship and education. For example the summer of 2007 yielded the following reports: the election of India's first female president, Pratibha Patil (Wax, 2007: A14); political activism in defense of a jihadist movement by young women from the Jamia Hafsa Islamic School for girls in Islamabad, Pakistan (Sengupta, 2007: A3); attempts to stop the selective abortion of girls in India, (India Tries to Stop Sex-Selective Abortions, 2007: 6) and the banning of female genital mutilation performed on Muslim and Christian girls (Egypt: All Female Cutting Banned, 2007: A12). These phenomena are ...

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