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Title:Women's Participation in Education and National Development: The Dilemma of Institutional Bias in Kenya
Author:Ngau, Margaret M.
Year:1988
Periodical:Ufahamu
Volume:16
Issue:2
Pages:3-20
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:schooling
women
Women's Issues
Development and Technology
Education and Oral Traditions
Education and Training
Labor and Employment
Abstract:This paper examines the factors which inhibit equal participation of women in the formal education system of Kenya, and how this is related to their participation in the activities of economic development and improvement of the family welfare. Provision of educational opportunities is a serious concern of the government of Kenya, as shown by the rapid expansion of school facilities since independence. At independence in 1963, Kenya inherited an economy that was critically deficient in indigenous, high-level, trained manpower. As a consequence, development policies have been dominated by a desire to create sufficient local, highly trained manpower. The paper shows that in spite of the particular benefits of women's education and training, there are still many constraints to women's access to education and employment opportunities in Kenya. App., ref.
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