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Gender Inequality
-Social Dimensions in Education-
ED11201
Gender Inequality
Gender inequality refers to unequal
treatment or perceptions of
individuals based on their gender. It
st...
4 Themes Characterizing
Femenist Theorizing of
Gender Inequality
I. Men and women are situated in society not
only differently but also unequally.
II. Inequality results from the organiza...
III. Although individual human beings may
vary somewhat from each other in their
profile of potentials and traits, no
sign...
IV. All inequality theories assume both men
and women will respond fairly easily and
naturally to more egalitarian social
...
Gender and Power
Gender refers to the different ways
men and women play in the society,
and to the relative power they wield.
Power is the ...
Women and children are often on the
abused side of the power because of…
Greater physical strength that
men tend to have....
Max Weber defined power as the
likelihood a person may acheive
personal ends despite possible
resistance from others.
‘‘A...
Determinants of power:
Status resources
-characterized by a rank-ordered relationship
among people associated with presti...
Gender and Education
‘‘Investing in education is seen as one of the
fundamental ways in which nation states and
their citizens can move toward ...
SUMMARY
Gender inequality tends to slow down
economic growth and make the rise from
poverty more difficult.
Women have a...
SUMMARY
Gender equality accelerates overall
economic growth, strengthens democratic
governance and reduces poverty and
in...
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Gender Inequality

  1. 1. Gender Inequality -Social Dimensions in Education- ED11201
  2. 2. Gender Inequality Gender inequality refers to unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. It stems from distinctions, whether empirically grounded or socially constructed.
  3. 3. 4 Themes Characterizing Femenist Theorizing of Gender Inequality
  4. 4. I. Men and women are situated in society not only differently but also unequally. II. Inequality results from the organization of society, not from any significant biological or personality differences between men and women.
  5. 5. III. Although individual human beings may vary somewhat from each other in their profile of potentials and traits, no significant pattern of natural variation distinguishes the sexes.
  6. 6. IV. All inequality theories assume both men and women will respond fairly easily and naturally to more egalitarian social structures and situations.
  7. 7. Gender and Power
  8. 8. Gender refers to the different ways men and women play in the society, and to the relative power they wield. Power is the basic fabric of society and is possessed in varying degrees by social actors in diverse social categories.
  9. 9. Women and children are often on the abused side of the power because of… Greater physical strength that men tend to have. Distorted view of sexuality  Objectification of the female
  10. 10. Max Weber defined power as the likelihood a person may acheive personal ends despite possible resistance from others. ‘‘As a group, women are at a distinct disadvantage when considering both power and authority.’’
  11. 11. Determinants of power: Status resources -characterized by a rank-ordered relationship among people associated with prestige and deference behavior Experience  Self-Confidence
  12. 12. Gender and Education
  13. 13. ‘‘Investing in education is seen as one of the fundamental ways in which nation states and their citizens can move toward long-term development goals and improve both social and economic standards of living.’’  Schools also reinforce gendered social roles.
  14. 14. SUMMARY Gender inequality tends to slow down economic growth and make the rise from poverty more difficult. Women have always had lower status than men, but the extent of the gap between the sexes varies across cultures and time.
  15. 15. SUMMARY Gender equality accelerates overall economic growth, strengthens democratic governance and reduces poverty and insecurity. Equality between men and women is a worthy goal that is central to progress in human development.

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