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  • The Importance of Educating Girls and Women in Sciences

    Verdiana Grace Masanja

    Chapter from the book: Randell, S et al. 2021. Gender and Learning in Rwanda.


    For the past decades, focus on attaining gender equality in science education has attracted a lot of attention. Governments and international community believe that girls’/women’s science education is a worthwhile investment; it has many direct effects on economic growth and human welfare. In this chapter, we discuss this view as a tool for development as well as the moral aspect of creating equality. We focus on what practically is being done to promote girls’/women’s science education and why their participation continues to be low despite many efforts and heavy investment.

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    Masanja, V. 2021. The Importance of Educating Girls and Women in Sciences. In: Randell, S et al (eds.), Gender and Learning in Rwanda. Sydney: UTS ePRESS. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/aag.g

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    Published on Sept. 28, 2021


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