Global Education Digest 2010 - Comparing Education Statistics Across the World

This edition of the Global Education Digest (GED) explores the changing patterns in gender and schooling throughout the formal education system – from primary to tertiary education levels. The analysis draws on data that are presented in the GED Statistical Tables as well as from a wide range of education data from other cross-nationally comparable sources, including assessments of learning achievement and household surveys.

Women's Rights and Democracy in The Arab World

The popularity of the women’s rights cause and its obvious intrinsic merit have unfortunately generated many facile assumptions and much confusion about the conditions of women in the Middle East and the problems they face; about the relationship between women’s rights and democracy; and about what an outside intervenor like the United States can accomplish. This paper seeks to clarify some of these issues.


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