Education in Afghanistan Essay by Peerless

Education in Afghanistan
This paper studies the plea from women to attend school, during the time when the Taliban ruled in Afghanistan.
# 5497 | 755 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in History (Middle Eastern) , Education (Social Issues) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper studies an article that protests the fact that Afghan women were not allowed to go to school under Taliban rule. It describes the hardships that women of all ages underwent during this time and how this has affected their education for life. It details the progress that has been made since then in Afghanistan concerning this matter. Finally, it details the present situation where girls do go to school but still study separately from boys.

From the Paper:

"When the Taliban took control of most of Afghanistan five years ago, some of their most Draconian rules were about what the female half of the population could and couldn't do. They could not go out on the streets without a male relative; they often had no access to medical care, and as this article shows, it was illegal to educate them. In the United States by comparison we have not seen such tight restrictions since slavery, when it was against the law to teach slaves to read and write.
Fortunately for the women of Afghanistan, the Taliban no longer rule, but it only took five years for them to have a devastating impact on the education of an entire generation. Schools have been rapidly formed to begin teaching female children again, but both the teachers and the students are working under very trying conditions. The students must sit on the floor, and few have pencils and papers. They cannot take notes. There are few if any textbooks. So the teacher must tell the students and hope that they will remember it. But after five years with no education, the students have a hard time remembering the information being given."

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