Factors influencing Women Enrolment in Distance Education

Kilato , Niwael Simon (1997) Factors influencing Women Enrolment in Distance Education. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate the factors influencing women enrollment at the OUT. The study examined the unique factors and variables which were assumed to have influence on women participation in distance education programmes. The variables investigated were the extent to which women characteristics, programme, study materials, support services and attitude had influence on women enrolment at the OUT. The study was a micro one carried out in Dar es Salaam City. Data were collected through questionnaires, observations, interviews and content/document review. Quantitative data were tabulated into tabular, frequency distribution and percentages. Qualitative data were subjected to content analysis. It was found that family responsibilities, particularly child bearing, are a unique factor influencing women enrollment at the OUT. Women characteristics, the programme and study materials, support services and attitudes were also found to It was recommended that the OUT should prepare preparatory courses for the have more influence on women enrollment than on men. form four failures to improve their education qualifications. These could upgrade the majority of w omen's first minimum qualifications of joining the OUT and enable them to qualify for the OUT foundation courses. It was suggested that a similar research be undertaken at other major towns or at the macro level.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2011 09:48
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 09:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/107

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