TITLE

SUCCESS AGAINST THE ODDS: PALESTINIAN FEMALE STUDENTS OUTPERFORM THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

AUTHOR(S)
Makkawi, Ibrahim
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Arab Studies Quarterly;Winter2011, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An article is presented that reports on female Palestinian students and their academic achievement in outperforming their male peers. The article describes how these students were successful despite conditions that could have impeded their achievement as minorities. The article discusses the oppression of Palestinian women related to patriarchy, sexism, and colonialism, noting the environmental, social, and personality factors that account for their educational performance. Information is also provided on the roles of family support, single-sex schools, women teachers, and access to public space.
ACCESSION #
59785650

 

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