Abstract

This article analyzes gender perspectives at two secondary schools in Nsukka, Nigeria. It analyzes gender-role changes or perceptions of change based on students' reported interactions in formal education settings. It summarizes gender issues under students' perceptions of gender roles, norms, and practices in relation to themselves, their peer group, and their perceptions of generational change compared with those of their parents and grandparents. These perceptions demonstrate a pattern of gender roles shaped by Western Judeo-Christian doctrine within the formal education curriculum, minimal inclusion of local history or cultural content, and loss of indigenous knowledge and practices. Gender-role change is one aspect of a general Westernizing effect of formal models of Western education on indigenous cultures.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 29-51
Launched on MUSE
2007-10-11
Open Access
No
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