Open and Distance Learning and Information and Communication Technologies: Implications on Formal and Non formal Education: Kenyan Case

dc.contributor.author Situma, David B
dc.coverage.placeName Kenya en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-26T23:19:54Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-26T23:19:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.description.abstract The Population; female (% of total) in Kenya was last reported at 50.05 in 2011, according to a World Bank report published in 2012. Despite this higher percentage, women in Kenya are not well represented in education and training compared to their male counter parts (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics: Kenya Facts and Figures 2012 student enrolment by type of institution and sex). The need to empower girls and women through education are vital to achieve the Bill of Rights (Constitution of Kenya, 2010). Use of Information and communication technologies (ICT) and Open and distance learning (ODL) are some of the initiatives that seek to gap the gender parity in education in Kenya. In establishing the implications of ICT and ODL on Girl and Women Education in Kenya, this paper seeks to: a) Examine the Current Policies that Supports the Use of ICTs in Formal Education in Kenya, b) Assess the objectives and strategies to facilitate widespread use of ICTs and how they affect girls and women Education in Kenya; c) assess the Implementation of policy objectives and strategies in support of ICTs and ODL for girls and women Education, d) Identify priority areas for implementation of ODL initiatives for women and Girls Education in Kenya; e) State lessons drawn from the ICT and ODL initiatives for girl and women Education ; f) propose strategies for addressing the challenges for implementation of ODL and ICT for girl and Women Education in Kenya. This paper provides useful information to Education policy makers, ICT stakeholders, students in appreciating the application of ICT and ODL in promoting education for women and Girls in Kenya and globally. // Paper ID: 324 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/2013
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Women and Girls' Education en_US
dc.subject Open and Distance Learning (ODL) en_US
dc.subject Information and Communication Technology (ICT) en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.title Open and Distance Learning and Information and Communication Technologies: Implications on Formal and Non formal Education: Kenyan Case en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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