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SESP Community-wide Book Club: Sally Nuamah's 'How Girls Achieve'

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: Annenberg Hall, SAO office, 2120 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Julie Deardorff   847.467.3147

Group: School of Education and Social Policy

Co-Sponsor: One Book One Northwestern
150 Years of Women

Category: Academic, Social, Lectures & Meetings


Meet to discuss SESP professor Sally Nuamah's book "How Girls Achieve." Book Summary: 62 million girls are not in school. Still, the positive impacts of educating girls are clear; they raise healthier families, build stronger communities and develop more economic opportunities for themselves and others. Recognizing these positive outcomes, there have been a number of recent initiatives, most notably, the White House Let Girls Learn campaign, developed, “to open doors of education for girls around the world.” Yet, while these types of initiatives promote educational access, they barely address the specific approaches necessary to facilitate girls’ educational achievement. Additionally, both policy leaders and scholars rarely examine the connections between girls’ educational achievement and its broader political consequences.

This book examines the experiences of girls that attend non-elite schools both in the U.S. and Africa and highlights the specific role of Feminist schools, and p

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