Gender Analysis for the Pre-university Education Sector in Albania


Gender equality concept is unquestionably linked to the quality in the education system, as the foundations of the intellectual and social development of children. Achievement of gender equality in education system is an important challenge not only for the children but also for all responsible government institutions and their respective education and social policies. While schools may seem as "the Albanian society in miniature" i.e. undeniably loaded with gender stereotypes imparted through school and hidden curricula, educators have distinguished role to teach their students those intrinsic layers of “biological sex” versus “socially constructed gender” and that being a boy or a girl should not impact their perspectives in life. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure for all children access to quality education as it is high time to give gender equality the place it deserves foremost in education system and Albanian schools, from social to exact science subjects, from kindergarten to universities, from general to vocational schools. The analysis was carried out during the period February-May 2022, and it explored the following two questions: What are the main gender gaps in Albania’s pre-university education system? How can the national policies and interventions address the identified gender gaps to maximize its intended impact? Analysis is based on a desk study of internal and external gender assessments, reports, and surveys relevant to the purpose. While the analysis is primarily concerned with examining the gender gaps in the pre-university education sector, it also explores linkages and correlations with other sectors.

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Suela Kusi Drita, University of Tirana, Albania
Zyhrada Kongoli, Kongoli Law Firm, Albania

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Educational policy

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Drita S., & Kongoli Z. (2023) Gender Analysis for the Pre-university Education Sector in Albania ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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