Factors Influencing Women Participation in Vocational Education Masasi District

Sigisbert, Luoga (2017) Factors Influencing Women Participation in Vocational Education Masasi District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study investigated on factors influencing women participation in vocational education in Masasi district, Tanzania. Three objectives guided the study: assess level of women involvement in Vocational education in Masasi district, examine factors affecting women participation in Vocational education Masasi district and explain strategies can be employed to increase women participation in Vocational education in Masasi district. Survey design was employed. Questionnaire and document were used. Findings revealed that the level of involvement of female in vocation education in Masasi is low. Female apart from showing interest in tailoring,secretarial and computer and binding books they showed serious and low enrolment in trades of motor vehicle mechanic, masonry, carpentry, electrical installation,plumbing and auto electricity trades. Further, the results showed that to a great extent female participation was affected by centre management factors such as lack of centre gender committee to handle sexual harassment issues, lack of career guidance and counseling, other factors associated with low female participation in vocation education in Masasi was related to financial problems of parents and poor loan scheme (HELSB) to eliminate vocation education students from sponsorship, in addition lack of female role model teachers and low awareness of parents on the need for education was identified as factors causing low female participation in vocation education in Masasi. Lastly, prohibiting child marriage; establishing centres for female attachments to learn and practice practical skills, policy to favour female in Vocation Education and attractive and innovative trade such as hair style and saloon were stated strategies to improve women participation invocation education. Recommendations to address the problem are attached.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 10:44
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1967

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