Role of Women in Education and Social Development of Children

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This study investigated the role of women in education and social development of children. Two research questions were posed to guide the study. The study employed descriptive survey design. The sample comprised of 300 respondents (women) drawn using simple random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire developed on a four point rating scale duly vetted by specialists in educational research, measurement and evaluation, childhood education and educational psychology were used to obtain information from the respondents. Data collected were analysed using means. The results of data analysis showed that: women play a vital role in education of children; women play a vital role in social development of children. Based on the findings, conclusion was drawn, some relevant educational implications were highlighted and some recommendations were made.  

The role of women in education and social development of children is an issue of great concern. The social, political, cultural, economic and technological changes in the world today (globalization) have revolutionized education and social life of children, calling for radical changes to meet the current demands of the society (Olaniyan & Obadara, 2006). In the face of current changes in the social and educational system, women’s role in education and social development of children has thus become imperative (Odey, 2008). Education describes the total process of human learning by which knowledge is imparted, faculty or aptitude trained and skills developed (Dickson, 2000). It entails acquisition of requisite skills and knowledge (Ivambe & Akombu, 2001). Thus, education is the sum of the total experiences (both formal and informal), which is made available to a child to assist the child make realistic adaptation to those he interacts with so that he becomes a well proper member of the society. Many social organs...
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