chapter  2
Challenging the Gendered Dimensions of Schooling: The State, NGOs, and Transnational Alliances Heidi Ross
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This chapter presents a modest attempt to reveal the “what is” of gender discrimination in China by exploring how it is (re)produced, maintained, and sometimes countered through schooling. The contexts for analysis include two programs designed to enhance girls’ educational opportunities. The first program, a “Spring Bud” partnership between an international nongovernment organization (NGO) and the Shaanxi Province Women’s Federation (SWF), funds education for 1,000 girls. The second program, a research effort supported by the Ford Foundation, examined gender content in China’s formal and implicit school curricula.