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ERIC Number: ED567083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Attitudes of Parents towards Contemporary Female Higher Education
Khattak, Shamaas Gul
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (10th, Kyustendil, Bulgaria, Jun 12-15, 2012)
This paper is derived from the author's PhD dissertation (gender issues in higher education of Khyber Pukhtunkhwah (KPK) Pakistan). This study aimed at exploring the attitude of parents towards contemporary women higher education. The population for the study was the students' parents of four colleges of Peshawar, capital city of KPK, although the original study did not included the parents. Twelve Parents (mother and father) of each college were selected randomly as a sample of the study. Thus the sample consisted of 48 individuals. The respondents confessed the domination of the paternalistic culture in KPK society that majority of parents make decisions about their daughters' future life. Although they agreed that Islam highly valued woman higher education therefore parents have to encourage women education in the province. [For complete volume, see ED567040.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan