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Admitted to College, Restricted from Work: A Conflict for Young Iranian Women


by Mitra K Shavarini — 2006

This article examines the phenomenon of young Iranian women who are encouraged to pursue higher education but who are deterred from entering the labor market. It identifies the factors that college women themselves recognize as motivating or inhibiting their participation in these two public realms. The research reported suggests that the impediment to women in Iranian society not entering the work force is not Islam per se, but broader sociocultural elements. These findings reflect one of the most significant challenges faced by countries with significant Muslim populations: the transformation of gender roles through higher education.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 10, 2006, p. 1937-2186
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12718, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 12:33:26 AM

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  • Mitra Shavarini
    The Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
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    MITRA K. SHAVARINI earned her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently a research fellow at Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London, United Kingdom. She is the author of Educating Immigrants: The Experiences of Second-Generation Iranians (LFB Scholarly Publications, 2004) and the coauthor of Women and Education in Iran and Afghanistan: An Annotated Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 2005).
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