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By Erin Murphy-Graham

Juanita used to be seventeen years previous and pregnant along with her first baby whilst she begun an job that may "open" her brain. dwelling in a distant Garifuna village in Honduras, Juanita had dropped out of faculty after the 6th grade. In 1996, a brand new academic application, Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (Tutorial studying method or SAT), was once begun in her group. this system helped her see the area in a different way and open a small enterprise.

Empowering ladies via schooling has develop into a best precedence of foreign improvement efforts. Erin Murphy-Graham attracts on greater than a decade of qualitative examine to envision the stories of Juanita and eighteen different girls who participated within the SAT application. Their narratives recommend the easy but refined methods schooling can spark the empowerment strategy, in addition to the position of guys and boys in selling gender equality.

Drawing on in-depth interviews and school room statement in Honduras and Uganda, Murphy-Graham indicates the possibility of the SAT software to empower girls via improved entry and stronger caliber of secondary schooling in Latin the USA and Africa. An appendix offers samples of the school room lessons.

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