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Title:Gender Participation in Technical Training Institutions: An Assessment of the Kenyan Case
Author:Ngware, Moses WaithanjiISNI
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:gender relations
technical education
Women's Issues
Labor and Employment
Education and Oral Traditions
Development and Technology
Education and Training
Sex Roles
Gender equality
Skills development
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v018/18.1ngware.pdf
Abstract:In a competitive environment, disadvantaged groups in a society will hardly be in a position to take advantage of the opportunities that come with liberalization and a fast growing informal sector. This study identifies gender disparities that occur in technical training institutions in Kenya, using the following research questions: was women's enrolment in Technical Education Programmes (TEP) different from that of men? Did participation in TEP differentiate trainees by geographical background? Was there a difference in the examination performance of trainees by sex? To what extent did women's wastage in TEP differ from that of men? What were the causes of trainee wastage in TEP? Informal interviews and questionnaires were used to collect data that were analysed within the framework of human capital theory. The situation is quite discouraging, with most institutions being male dominated. It is suggested that policymakers in post-school training institutions place skill-training needs, especially for women, at the top of their funding list. Bibliogr., sum.