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Empowering women through STEM education: A key driver of development
Lufunnaher
Abstract

This paper mainly focuses on the role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for empowering women to participate in development. It argues empowering women with knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in development process. It can be attained through expansion of quality education of women especially STEM field.  The study is conducted in qualitative approach based on document analysis. Secondary sources such as books, journal articles, media reports and official records are taken up to collect data required. The purpose of this paper is threefold. Firstly, it identifies the necessity of STEM education behind women empowerment in Bangladesh. Secondly, it examines how empowered women could play a significant role in helping the country’s development. And finally, it analyzes what roles government play to ensure quality education of women. It suggests a set of measures to be taken in an effort to establish development through quality education of women in STEM field. The study findings may provide some new ideas and information by which policymakers, students and researchers of the social sciences can be enriched.

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