ERIC Number: EJ762997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
What It Means to Become Somebody: The Power of Perception and Girl's Educational Choices in Benin, Africa
Aboh, Sessi S. F.
Journal of Negro Education, v75 n4 p606 Fall 2006
The analysis of the perceptions of the value of schooling as perceived by a group of female secondary school students in Benin, Africa, shows that the idea of becoming someone successful by going to school highly affects their educational choices. The author suggests that the educators should adopt measures and policies to tackle the problems of weakened jobs and pay prospects faced by the female population to encourage them to pursue higher education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Womens Education, Gender Issues, Educational Attainment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Benin