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Title:Some Factors Determining Women Participation in Non-Formal Education: A study of Mombasa north, Kenya
Author:Juma, M.N.
Year:1991
Periodical:Kenya Journal of Education
Volume:5
Issue:1
Pages:46-74
Geographic term:Kenya
Discipline:Education
Subjects:Gender
Mombasa
Abstract:Research among ten women's groups in Mombasa North, examines factors which determine women's participation in nonformal education. Women's formal education is one of the most important factors determining effective participation in nonformal education. Socioeconomic background also influences women's participation. In the sample studied, group affiliation tended to be ethnically homogeneous. Most women were married and many had children and other family responsibilities. The priority needs of a group influenced the choice of nonformal education activities. Skills were acquired through a number of methods: lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, educational tours, discusssions, visual aids, films and posters. Effective group organization also determined women's participation in nonformal education. Paradoxically, while the need for income motivated many groups to start projects, most of the activities that women engaged in as a group did not seem to be economically productive. (Source: ASC Documentation).
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