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Achieving Gender Equity in Education in South Sudan: Post-Conflict Challenges and Opportunities

Kur, Paul Deng (2012) Achieving Gender Equity in Education in South Sudan: Post-Conflict Challenges and Opportunities. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This study investigates gender inequalities in South Sudan that are affecting women’s and girls’ participation in education. Non-governmental agencies have condemned this inequality in education, but there has been little progress towards remedying it because the country’s leadership failed to perceive it as a problem. Women and girls are isolated from the male-dominated South Sudanese mainstream society. This study explores why females have low participation rates in the education system in South Sudan. The absence of females in the education system and the job market is affecting not only the women’s or girls’ wellbeing, but also the welfare of South Sudan as a nation. The lack of consistency in support of Education for All (EFA) has been a challenge for the South Sudanese at least from the international and economic perspectives. Gender equity in education has not been achieved because educational attainment is usually predicted by the socioeconomic status of the family and being male. Females whose families were better off financially before the war were still limited in their access education. Although this educational exclusion of females continues to be a major concern little has been done to correct it. Little research has been done on this subject, meaning there is not much literature about gender inequalities especially in education in South Sudan. Therefore, this study makes a useful contribution to this important topic.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Kur, Paul
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairJacob, W. James
Committee MemberGunzenhauser, Michael
Committee MemberMcConnaha, Wendell
Date: 10 October 2012
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 10 October 2012
Approval Date: 10 January 2013
Submission Date: 17 December 2012
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Number of Pages: 97
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender equity, education, south sudan
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 21:16
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 23:45


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