Gender, Literacy and Life Chances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gender, Literacy and Life Chances in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Benedicta Egbo
     
 

Taking as a starting point the taken-for-granted assumption that literacy affects women's lives in very important ways, the author provides much needed evidence from research in a rural community in Sub-Saharan Africa, that show the value of literacy in increasing the life chances of women. The book concludes with macro and micro level policy options that are

Overview

Taking as a starting point the taken-for-granted assumption that literacy affects women's lives in very important ways, the author provides much needed evidence from research in a rural community in Sub-Saharan Africa, that show the value of literacy in increasing the life chances of women. The book concludes with macro and micro level policy options that are necessary for critical (re)construction of women's lives in the region and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853594649
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Series:
Language and Education Library Series , #16
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Benedicta Egbo is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Windsor, Canada after having completed her doctorate at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She was born in Nigeria where she taught at the secondary school level and later held an appointment as a Senior Inspector of Education at the Ministry of Education in Benin City.

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