Gender, Literacy and Life Chances in Sub-Saharan Africa Author: Benedicta Egbo
- Hardback - 224 pages
- 07 Feb 2000
- Multilingual Matters
- 210 x 148
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.
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.