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Empowerment of Excluded Girls in Schooling Exploring Capabilities and Social Justice Change in China
Educating Adolescent Girls Around the Globe: Challenges and Opportunities (2015)
  • Vilma Seeberg
Abstract
Despite extremely poor odds at the margins of China’s break-neck industrialization and left behind in remote China, village girls have nevertheless been struggling valiantly just to stay in middle and possibly high school. This chapter is informed by more than 10 years of observational studies of 73 daughters of one such village
Arguing that an elaborated framework that focuses the Human Development Capability Approach on empowerment capabilities can explain the choice for schooling under these conditions and can locate drivers of social change, the chapter presents 28 adolescent village girls’ perceptions of their changed gender identities, roles, and life trajectories, and follows with a secondary analysis of their empowerment in terms of social justice changes. 
Keywords
  • Adolescent girls educatiion,
  • China,
  • rural
Publication Date
Spring 2015
Editor
Sandra L. Stacki, Supriya Baily
Publisher
Routledge
Series
Research in International and Comparative Education
Citation Information
Vilma Seeberg. "Empowerment of Excluded Girls in Schooling Exploring Capabilities and Social Justice Change in China" Educating Adolescent Girls Around the Globe: Challenges and Opportunities (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vilma_seeberg/11/