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Beyond access: gender, education and development

DEV Key Contact: Sheila Aikman
Project Dates: 2003 - 2008
Status: Complete






This project focused on transforming policy and practice to promote gender equitable processes in education and work in partnership between an INGO, University and Donor Agency to contribute to the achievement of Millennium Goals 2 and 3. Through promoting dialogue and exchange of knowledge and learning and documentation between these constituencies it challenged the narrow framing of the MDG targets and questioned gaps between policy and practice.  

Selected Outputs

Aikman, S., Unterhalter, E and Boler, T (eds.), 2008, HIV and AIDS and Gender: Challenges for Education, Oxfam: Oxford.

Aikman, S., Unterhalter, E. (eds.), 2007, Practising Gender Equality in Education. Oxfam: Oxford.

Aikman, S. and E. Unterhalter (eds.) 2005 Beyond Access: Transforming Policy and Practice for Gender Equality in Education. Oxfam: Oxford.

Aikman, S. & Unterhalter, E. (2013) Gender equality, capabilities and the terrain of quality education Education Quality and Social Justice in the South: Challenges for policy, practice and research. Tikly, L. & Barrett, A. M. (eds.). London: Routledge

Aikman, S. & Rao, N. (2012) Gender equality and girls' education: investigating frameworks, disjunctures and meanings of quality education 2 Theory and Research in Education. 10, 3, p. 211-228, 18 p.

Aikman, S., Halaib, A. & Rubagizac, J. (2011) Conceptualising gender equality in research on education quality Comparative Education. 47, 1

Aikman, S. (ed.), Unterhalter, E. (ed.) & Boler, T. (ed.) (2008) Gender equality, HIV, and AIDS: a challenge for the education sector  Oxford: Oxfam GB. 242 p.

Aikman, S., Unterhalter, E. & Boler, T. (2008)Essentialism, equality, and empowerment: concepts of gender and schooling in the HIV and AIDS epidemic Gender equality, HIV, and AIDS: a challenge for the education sector. Oxford: Oxfam GB, p. 11-32 22 p

Aikman, S. (ed.) & Unterhalter, E. (ed.) (2007)Practising Gender Equality in Education Oxford, UK: Oxfam GB. 136 p.

Aikman, S. (ed.) & Unterhalter, E. (ed.) (2005) Beyond access: transforming policy and practice for gender equality in education Oxford, UK: Oxfam GB. 200 p.

Aikman, S. (2005)  Partnerships from below: indigenous rights and girls education in the Peruvian Amazon Partnerships for Girls' Education. Rao, N. & Smyth, I. (eds.). Oxford, UK: Oxfam GB, 180 p.

Aikman, S., Unterhalter, E. & Challender, C. (2005)The education MDGs: achieving gender equality through curriculum and pedagogy change Gender and the Millennium Development Goals. Sweetman, C. (ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxfam, GB, 112 p.