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New Lessons: The Power of Educating Adolescent Girls

New Lessons: The Power of Educating Adolescent Girls

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Author/Publisher: Population Council
Language: English

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Key Findings from the Report are: (1) The benefits of girls’ schooling ripple out within the family, within the community, and across generations. (2) Continuing education during adolescence is a necessary first step for girls if they are to overcome a history of disadvantage in paid employment and civic life. (3) If girls are to make the shift from economic dependency to self-sufficiency, universal access to a range of educational opportunities is essential for sustained learning during adolescence, regardless of girls’ prior educational backgrounds. (3)Relatively few programs are specifically designed with the developmental and learning needs of adolescent girls in mind. (4) Little research or programmatic attention has been given to educational quality and relevance, in particular those aspects that may be beneficial to girls, including curricular content. (5)This report is intended as a “call to action” for governments, education ministries, donors, NGOs, and corporations to collaborate, innovate, and invest in a range of educational opportunities for adolescent girls.

 

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