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Pages: 2875-2881
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.1642

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FEMINISM IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: GIRLS UNDER REPRESENTATION

An overview of the engineering profession in many developing world showed that it is regarded as exclusive domain of the male-child. Thus it has negatively impacted the image of engineering, as it is almost sacred and unsuitable for the female gender. This research assessed the factors affecting the career choice of girls in secondary schools with special focus on engineering. This was achieved by the distribution of detailed questionnaire form to the senior grade (SS1 to SS3) students of secondary school in Southwestern Nigeria. It further focused on two categories of secondary school viz: government owned, and privately owned institution. Besides both day-school and boarding-school were considered. Data on Family background, cultural factors, superstitious belief, capacity, counseling, mentorship and individual factors were collected, collated, sorted and analyzed. Statistical software was employed in the analysis and presentation of data. Consequently, the research made far reaching conclusion and recommendation that may aid government and education policy to mitigate the acute shortage and low enrollment percentage of the girl-child in engineering departments and development in Nigeria.
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author = {Busari, A. and Ogbiye, A.S. and Ogundeji, J. and Akinwumi, I. and Emenike, P. and Abatan, O.},
title = {TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FEMINISM IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: GIRLS UNDER REPRESENTATION},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.1642},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.1642},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
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AU - A. Busari AU - A.S. Ogbiye AU - J. Ogundeji AU - I. Akinwumi AU - P. Emenike AU - O. Abatan
TI - TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FEMINISM IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: GIRLS UNDER REPRESENTATION
SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.1642
PY - 2016
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CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2016 Proceedings
SP - 2875
EP - 2881
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A. Busari, A.S. Ogbiye, J. Ogundeji, I. Akinwumi, P. Emenike, O. Abatan (2016) TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FEMINISM IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION: GIRLS UNDER REPRESENTATION, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 2875-2881.
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