Educational opportunities for Jamaican female students: A contemporary perspective

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This paper examines Jamaican policy initiatives since Independence and the opportunities created for access to secondary education. It notes that women have made good use of the opportunities available to them. Although they are not explicitly discriminated against at any level, access to secondary education is limited by the need to provide opportunities for males and the choices girls make. In addition, their achievement is often limited by the attitudes and expectations others have of them, and which they develop towards themselves


Interdisciplinary Seminar on Women and Development Studies, 1st: Gender, Culture and Caribbean Development, Mona, Jamaica, 8-19 Jun., 1987
The University of the West Indies, Mona. Women and Development Studies

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