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Women’s Contribution to Higher Education and Social Transformation

Implications for Policy and Praxis from Kenya

Gebonden Engels 2022 9783030956219
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This book provides deep insights about women in higher education and their contributions to society. Using Kenya as a case study, it places women in higher education at the center of the socioeconomic, political and cultural discourse both within and outside the higher education institution. It is notable that even with the progress made, both in Kenya and globally, gender considerations in social, economic, political and cultural spheres is still minimal.
In higher education, gender imbalance is still distinct in varied areas such as career advancement, leadership, mentorship, and scholarship opportunities. In society, women’s efforts still seem to go unnoticed. The aim of these chapters, therefore, is to share women’s research in higher education and in society especially innovative policy and practice concepts, all aimed at contributing to social transformation.


Uitgever:Springer International Publishing


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Chapter 1. Work-Life Integration: Experiences of Women Faculty and Administrators Working at Tangaza University College (Tuc)-Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Cuea), Kenya.- Chapter 2. Female Scholars’ Access to Research Grants in Higher Education as a Promotional Facet to Social Transformation in Kenya.- Chapter 3. Access to and Participation of Women With Disabilities in Higher Education in Kenya.- Chapter 4. Sexual Harassment and Related Policy in Higher Institutions of Learning in Kenya.- Chapter 5. The Advancement of Women in Higher Education Leadership in Kenya: Re-Defining the Foundation Pillars of Gender Equity Efforts.- Chapter 6. Aspiration, Innovation, Resilience and Promise: Lessons From Women in Higher Education Leadership in Kenya.- Chapter 7. A Comparative Study of Leadership Opportunities for Women in Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya.- Chapter 8. Social Transformation Through Lifelong Learning in the Community: A Kenyan Context.- Chapter 9. Contribution of Women Missionaries in Education in Kenya.- Chapter 10. Where Is Her Voice? The Biblical Aspect of Women in Leadership Positions.- Chapter 11. The Role of Women Towards a Gender Responsive Transport Industry in Kenya.- Chapter 12. Food Diversification: Challenges and Opportunities for Pastoralist Women in Isiolo County, Kenya.- Chapter 13. Words Matter: Stigmatization Narratives by the Intersex Persons in Kenya.- Chapter 14. Perceptions of Youth on the Role of Basic Education in Breaking Generational Poverty.

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