Status: not signed in | Register | Sign In | My Account | View Cart | Log Off | Contact Mellen

pure garcinia cambogia

seo services

payday loans



Click on image for a full size, high resolution version.

Go to Subject Area

Go to Series

Go to Collection

 

Difficulties African Women Face in Accessing Education: The Plight of School Girls in Kakamega, Kenya
Webster, Kate L.

eBook Available: Difficulties African Women Face in Accessing Education

Description

This book examines socio-cultural and gender-based barriers Kenyan secondary school girls face. Currently, research has focused on increasing girls’ enrollment rates to ameliorate the gender gap in African education. This research demonstrates that while it is important to have more girls attend school, girls today are disproportionately placed in inferior schools and confronted with gender-based attitudes that negatively impact their educational opportunities.

Reviews

“Dr. Webster describes in convincing detail the results of this uneven development in the Kakamega District of Western Kenya. Girls who have a right to expect equal treatment with their male peers are not only denied equality in school assignment but also suffer harassment and disruption of their educational careers. Though growing enrollments suggest improvement in women’s education, schools are actually sites of male domination and abuse. . . . by describing the plight of girls in Kakamega the book calls attention to issues in women’s education that can no longer be ignored by educators, researchers and policy-makers. – Prof. Robert A. LeVine, Harvard University

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Forward by Robert A. LeVine
Preface
Acknowledgements
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
Dimensions of the Argument
Overview of Girls’ Education in Africa
Benefits of Girls’ Education in Africa
Barriers to Girls’ Education in Africa
Education and Gender Inequality in United States Schools
Education and Gender Inequality in African and Kenyan Schools
Conceptual Framework
Organization of the Book
CHAPTER II: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE GENDER GAP IN KENYAN EDUCATION
The Setting of the Study
Traditional Instruction in Pre-Colonial Times
Colonial Society and Women’s Status
Missionary and Colonial Education
Education in Post-Independence Kenya Through the 2000s
Summary
CHAPTER III: RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
The Region
The Sample Schools
School Quality at the Three Types of Schools
The Sample Subjects
The Survey Instruments
CHAPTER IV: STUDENTS’ HOME ENVIRONMENT AND CAREER EXPECTATIONS
Students’ Socio-Economic Background
Demand on Girls’ Time at Home
Students’ Career Expectations
Marriage and Child Rearing
Summary
CHAPTER V: STUDENTS’ SCHOOLING EXPERIENCES
Girls’ Enrollment Rates
Students’ Perceptions of Girls’ Schooling
Students’ Perceptions of Girls’ Performance in School
Students’ Perceptions of Sexual Harassment of Girls
Summary
CHAPTER VI: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
Students’ Home Life
Students’ Future Life Expectations
Students’ Schooling Experiences
Implications for Further Research
APPENDICES
Appendix A: Student Questionnaire
Appendix B: Student Interview Guide
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

ISBN10:  0-7734-3801-7   ISBN13:  978-0-7734-3801-9    Pages:  244    Year:  2010   

Series: hors série Number: 0

Subject Areas:  African Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Studies,

Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press

USA List Price: $139.95 UK List Price: £ 94.95  

Discounts: Discounts are available. Please Register, or if you have already registered, Sign In, to view your personalized prices.