Educated young women and the challenges of reintegration in rural villages of Papua New Guinea

Ambelye, Imelda, Foale, Simon, and Dyer, Michelle (2021) Educated young women and the challenges of reintegration in rural villages of Papua New Guinea. Directions: a Journal of Education Studies, 35 (2). pp. 57-69.

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Abstract

Formal education for women and girls ostensibly plays a major role in the development of Papua New Guinea, in rural villages and throughout the country. However, educated young women returning to their home villages face many challenges including bearing the weight of their own and their parents' frustrated expectations. The main reasons they return to the villages is because they cannot continue in the education system or they cannot find formal employment. This paper uses qualitative data from two communities to demonstrate the striking lack of vocational outcomes from PNG's education system, particularly for women. The findings are discussed in relation to the nation's economic and political structures and current educational practices.

Item ID: 71192
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1011-5B46
Keywords: education, livelihood, school, economy, Papua New Guinea, PNG, Highlands, job, employment, identity, development, Melanesia, industrialisation, agriculture
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Copyright Information: © Discipline of Education, The University of the South Pacific, 2021
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 00:16
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4401 Anthropology > 440101 Anthropology of development @ 100%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160206 Workforce transition and employment @ 50%
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