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Title:Gender, science and technology: perspectives from Africa
Editor:Kitetu, Catherine WawasiISNI
Series:Gender series
City of publisher:Dakar
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:science and technology
science education
science and technology policy
Abstract:This collective volume examines women's participation in science and technology in Africa. The chapters are grouped in three parts. Part I, Science and technology in society: Discourse and practice of science: implications for women in Africa (Catherine Wawasi Kitetu); National policy on science and technology: an integral component of development strategy for African countries (John W. Forje); Binary synthesis, epistemic naturalism and subjectivities: perspectives for understanding gender, science and technology in Africa (Damian U. Opata). Part II, Science and technology in education: Educational policies and the under-representation of women in scientific and technical disciplines in Niger (Elisabeth Sherif); Girls opting for science streams in Benin: self-renunciation or discrimination in the educational system? (Ghislaine Agonhessou Yaya); Towards gender sensitive counseling in science and technology (Olubukola Olakunbi Ojo); Early scientists were men; so are today's: perceptions of science and technology among secondary school students in Kenya (Kenneth O. Nyangena); Looking beyond access: a case study of science and technology education for girls in Murang'a District, Kenya (Mweru Mwingi); Gendered views of science and technology in the performing arts: characterisation and casting in the Kenya schools drama festival items (Lydia Ayako Mareri); Repositioning computer studies: cultural context and gendered subject choices in Kenya (Fibian Kavulani Lukalo). Part III, Science and technology: the case of one woman, many women: Busy career and intimate life: a biography of Nahid Toubia, first woman surgeon in Sudan (Jackline K. Moriasi); Assessing the impact of coffee production on Abagusii women in western Kenya: a historical analysis (1900-1963) (Samson Omwoyo); Gender-based associations and female farmers' participation in science and technology projects in Anambra state of Nigeria (Anthonia I. Achike). [ASC Leiden abstract]