The Feminisation of Iranian Higher Education

  title={The Feminisation of Iranian Higher Education},
  author={Mitra K. Shavarini},
  journal={International Review of Education},
The number of women attending institutions of higher education in Iran has been steadily increasing since 1989. Growing enrollment rates for women in colleges and universities have sparked wide social and political debates in that country. The basic question of why young Iranian women might even choose to pursue tertiary education, however, has not been adequately addressed in the critical literature. This study gives voice to young women who explain for themselves why they are interested in… 

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