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ERIC Number: EJ970020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Barriers to Participation of Women Students with Disabilities in University Education in Kenya
Opini, Bathseba
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v25 n1 p65-79 Spr 2012
This paper discusses barriers to the participation of women with disabilities in Kenyan university education. While studies have shown that students with disabilities are increasingly enrolling in and completing university education, the number of women with disabilities in higher education remains low. This paper highlights the factors that contribute to this low participation in a Kenyan context. Among the factors examined are poverty, sexual abuse, discrimination, indifferent reactions, limited learning resources, and physical access. Recommendations for improvement are provided. (Contains 2 footnotes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya