Date of Award
Master of Arts
Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. Dini Metro-Roland
Dr. Jill Hermann-Wilmarth
Dr. Paul Farber
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study attempts to examine through the lens of social feminist theory the ways in which community involvement may influence girls’ education in Senegal. It highlights the extent to which networking, advocacy, and meaningful interactions between community and school may contribute to improving access, learning conditions, and academic achievements for girls. The paper also provides an analysis of the adverse effects of community involvement on girls’ education in Senegal. It underscores the extent to which patriarchy and class interfere to shape community involvement and undermine girls’ education, in terms of both access and quality. The paper further sketches a combination of Freire’s dialogical approach and Nussbaum’s capabilities approach as a possible direction to take in order to better address Senegalese girls’ education.
Ndiaye, Babou, "Ways in Which Community Involvement May Influence Girls’ Education in Senegal" (2015). Master's Theses. 577.