Parent term: Gender
Means that boys and girls would experience the same advantages and disadvantages in educational access, treatment and outcomes. In so far as it goes beyond questions of numerical balance, equality is more difficult to define and measure than parity. The achievement of full gender equality in education would imply: equality of opportunities; equality in the learning process; equality of outcomes; and equality of external results.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2013, Global
|Organisation: || UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), UN|
|Source: || UIS glossary (Continuously updated (Accessed in January 2016) )|
|Description: ||The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science and technology, culture, and communication.[...][Some] entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk. Website|
right to access and participate in education, as well as to benefit from gender sensitive educational environments, processes and achievements, while obtaining meaningful education outcomes that link education benefits with social and economic life.
Source: UNESCO Santiago, The third regional comparative and explanatory study (TERCE) 2012, Latin America
|Organisation: || UNESCO Santiago, Chile|
|Source: || Gender inequality in learning achievement in primary education (2016)|
|Description: ||This report consists of three chapters. Chapter I describes gender disparities in Latin America based on several international and national assessments of learning achievement. Chapter II provides additional information about the TERCE assessment including several key advantages and one notable limitation of this data. The third chapter shares analysis and findings about study objectives.|
This study has three specific objectives. First, it identifies the extent and characteristics of gender achievement gaps in the assessed countries […]. Second, […]it identifies trend changes in gender inequality over time. Third, it explores several factors that may explain the achievement gaps between male and female students. The purpose of these analyses is to provide an understanding of the nature of inequity in learning by gender in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
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