ERIC Number: EJ1145458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Understanding Women's Position in Education: The Nigerian Experience
Okorafor, Philomena N.; Obidile, Jacinta I.; Okorafor, Anthony O.; Uduanochie, Christian A.
Planning and Changing, v46 n3-4 p281-293 2015
All over the world, women's education has been neglected for a long time. This neglect has its foundation in the strong and cherished age-old belief in men's superiority and women's subordination. In recent years, it has been acknowledged that women possess hidden potentials that if fully developed, will contribute greatly in transforming their homes and the society at large. Consequently several efforts have been made to improve women's participation in all sectors of the economy including education. Thus this paper deemed it fit to examine the position of women in educational sector, specifically in Nigeria. It was observed that the gender gap still persists. The paper pointed out the major factors that have contested gender parity in education, enumerated the implication of the gender gap, and proffered recommendations for the way forward.
Descriptors: Womens Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Attainment, Enrollment Trends, Statistical Analysis, Cultural Influences, Religious Factors, Socialization, Poverty, Child Rearing, Marriage, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Sex Fairness, Educational Policy
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria