This joint panel of the Commission on the Middle East and Commission on Women is concerned with primary to higher education, and its impact on women's status within or outside the family in rural or urban areas of the Middle East and East Asia.
This joint panel of the Commission on the Middle East and Commission on Women is concerned with primary to higher education, and its impact on women's status within or outside the family in rural or urban areas. All papers which consider the impact of education on women and their competing visions, aspirations, dreams, meaning of womanhood, marriage, love, respectability and morality, progress and happiness would be welcomed. Any sector, class, ethnic group of society can be addressed, where various degrees of education would have had their effect. They may be for better or for worse, affecting women to be more or less integrated in their families and societies. Education while it is considered a liberator, and giving awareness, bringing up age of marriage, and reducing number of children, and providing for better health for women and children, it is also possible to see women as facing a challenge to their stereotypes about women being "passive" or "oppressed victims", or social status and family cohesion due to higher education. Through a consideration of papers from various sectors of the societies studied, we hope to arrive at a holistic view on education, with as many variants as it has. Various fields of education may have different outcomes, so papers should be as precise as possible on both the education and women of various sectors of societies studied.