Studies focusing exclusively on the connection between Arab Muslim women’s educational pursuits and their gender perceptions, and how their gender perceptions may have changed as a result of living in two different cultures, are rarely conducted. Additionally, the factors that may influence an Arab Muslim woman’s educational pursuits seem seldom investigated. This article is highlighting some factors that may influence Arab Muslim women’s gender perceptions. In researching Arab Muslim women’s experiences, I considered the diversity and multiplicity of their race, ethnicity, class, and experience. How Arab Muslim women construct the gender aspect of their identities and how these identities may have changed or shifted as a result of living in Canada and attending Canadian educational institutions is explored. The cultural and religious reproduction of gender socialization is a major part of the analysis in this article.
Arab Women’s Education and Gender Perceptions: An Insider Analysis.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 8(1), 52-64.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol8/iss1/4