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University of Maryland at College Park College of Education, International Education Policy Program

Grants to University of Maryland at College Park College of Education, International Education Policy Program

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    ADELPHI, MARYLAND — University of Maryland will conduct a policy-oriented research study on the barriers to women becoming secondary school teachers in three African countries and what can be done to overcome those barriers. MacArthur is supporting two of the case studies (in Uganda and Tanzania). The project will use quantitative data gathered from Ministries of Education and other sources, as well as qualitative data gathered from semi-structured interviews with Ministry of Education officials, teachers, and other actors. U of Maryland will work with the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and the respective Ministries of Education to create and implement an "Action Plan to Overcome Gender Imbalance in the Teaching Force."

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Maryland at College Park College of Education, International Education Policy Program $350,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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