In this groundbreaking paintings, the writer presents an in depth exam of the connection among gender and schooling within the Gulf Cooperation nations (GCC) and divulges that women’s participation and success in schooling is speedily outpacing that of men’s. Ridge refers to this case as a “reverse gender divide” and examines the roots and explanations of this imbalance, in addition to implications for the longer term. in keeping with well timed fabric that's mostly unavailable to different students, the ebook additional describes how GCC international locations, of their wish to be perceived as sleek state states, have enacted and embraced schooling rules that go away no area for neighborhood policymakers to recognize boys’ deficits and demanding situations. as well as the real implications for tutorial coverage and perform, the writer additionally explores wider social and political matters, resembling the impression at the crew and destiny sustainable improvement within the region.
"This publication deals a fresh viewpoint on schooling within the Gulf States. Reframing the dialog approximately gender fairness in schooling, Natasha Ridge experiences how academics and faculties give a contribution to the becoming academic marginalization of younger boys within the center East. This ebook could be required studying for a person drawn to the zone and in deeply realizing the centrality of gender fairness as a aim of contemporary education."
—Fernando M. Reimers, Ford beginning Professor of foreign schooling, Harvard Graduate institution of Education
"Focusing at the resource-rich monarchy states of the Arabian Gulf, Natasha Ridge makes a compelling and nuanced case that the overseas discourse on gender and schooling has missed the growing to be educational marginalization of boys. examining suitable political, monetary, and social elements, she presents a significantly very important research that dispels myths, examines the affects of gender-related academic disparity, and gives thought-provoking feedback appropriate within the Gulf international locations and beyond."
—Ann Austin, professor, greater, grownup, and lifetime schooling, Michigan country University
"This quantity presents a well-researched and insightful exam of gender adjustments at school fulfillment and retention within the Gulf States. It makes a well timed and demanding contribution because it debunks greatly held misconceptions and provides nuance to our figuring out of the dynamics of schooling and employment within the area. This quantity in a ‘must-read’ either for these all in favour of gender concerns in schooling and people drawn to the social and fiscal improvement of the center East."
—David W. Chapman, professor, collage of Minnesota
Natasha Ridge is the administrative director of the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi starting place for coverage examine dependent in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE. She has additionally been an instructional advisor for the realm financial institution, UNICEF, and USAID in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.