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Title:Education, stratification and sexism in Tanzania: policy implications
Author:Mbilinyi, Marjorie J.ISNI
Periodical:The African Review: A Journal of African Politics, Development and International Affairs
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:secondary education
rural areas
Abstract:The policy implications presented in the article are derived from empirical investigation in Mwanza, Tanga, Morogoro and Iringa Regions of Tanzania. The objective was to find out which factors determine the household head's decision to enrol his children in Standard I, measured by the percentage of children in the household who had at least one year of formal education. The findings indicated that educational opportunity in the rural areas depends on the child's sex, the strata level of the household as well as on the community of residence. Socioeconomic factors were the most important determinants, but subjective attitudinal variables were also important. Sections of the paper: Introduction - Policy implications (Ujamaa village service centres; Attitudes towards children and educational expectations) - Educational policy - The peasant and the bureaucrat - Women. Notes.