Sunday, 20 October 2013

Is there a gender gap in education? - #DoNowMalala

Why is it important for boys and girls to receive equal opportunities in education? 
What societal problems can be caused by an inequality in educational opportunities? 
Do you think there is inequality in educational opportunities in America?
If so, what do they look like?

In many places around the world, boys and girls receive different and unequal opportunities to pursue an education. The inequality of opportunity typically has major consequences for these societies, and the individual women and men who live in them.

Last year, 14-year-old Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai was targeted and shot by radical Taliban militants while on her school bus. Malala was a youth blogger for the BBC advocating girls education in her native Pakistan, and continued to go to school despite a Taliban ban outlawing women’s education. She was recently interviewed on PBS NewsHour.

You can see the Do Now here:

PBS NewsHour

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