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ERIC Number: EJ845016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0318-9090
Study of Nursing Mothers
Kazeem, Kolawole
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v32 n1 p13-25 Spr 2006
The participation of women in a higher education program depends on the extent to which the program takes into consideration the special needs of women--issues that have long plagued women's participation in education programs. In this study, we found that issues like childcare have not received any special consideration in the delivery of part-time higher education programs. This paper argues that university administration should review its present arrangements with regard to the participation of nursing mothers, for example, in part-time academic work. Efforts should be made to make daily academic activities "nursing-mother friendly"--reviewing the timetable to provide "baby time-out" and allowing for fewer daily academic activities; providing adequate daycare for children; and providing special counseling to alleviate the childcare and learning stress faced by nursing mothers. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria