Inexcusable Absence

Inexcusable Absence

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In Inexcusable Absence, Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed show that nearly three quarters of the 60 million girls not in school belong to ethnic, religious, linguistic, racial, or other minorities. Getting these girls into school requires new strategies that directly address their broader exclusion from society. Drawing on detailed analysis of what is already working in both developed and developing countries, and emphasizing both the lack of household qdemandq and the socially restricted qsupplyq of schooling for excluded groups, Inexcusable Absence offers concrete proposals for new policies and programs.In South Africa, eighth-grade mathematics scores are lower for children who rarely speak the language of instruction at home Score 450 | How often the language of test is used at home I | Always or almost always | Sometimes or never English schools ... and the 2003 TIMSS was administered in both languages, corresponding to the schoola#39;s medium of instruction. ... In mathematics, however, indigenous girlsa#39; performance was second only to that of nonindigenous boys (table 3.8). 10anbsp;...

Title:Inexcusable Absence
Author:Maureen A. Lewis, Marlaine E. Lockheed
Publisher:Ctr for Global Development - 2006


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