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dc.contributor.advisor en_US Ekandjo, Gertrude K. en_US 2014-02-07T14:07:53Z 2014-02-07T14:07:53Z 2005 en_US
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dc.description.abstract The study focused on male participation in Early Childhood Development Programmes with specific reference to kindergarten in the Oshana Region. Data was collected from the national, regional and local levels through face-to-face interviews, semi-structured questionnaires and focus group discussions en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was conducted mainly to investigate public perceptions and attitudes regarding the participation of men in Early Childhood Development Programmes; to determine the level of male participation in kindergarten; to determine whether current ongoing Early Childhood Development Programmes take into account gender concerns; to determine the factors that serve as a constraint to male participation in Early Childhood Development Programmes and to make recommendations in order to enhance male participation in kindergartens en_US
dc.description.abstract The demand for childcare has become more acute as parents continue to seek safe and affordable places to leave their children while at work. However, the main concern is that fathers, generally, in their capacity as men, are excluded from having a positive impact on their children's lives despite the worldwide growing awareness that gender issues have to be integrated into development policies, plans and programmes en_US
dc.description.abstract The study confirmed that there were fewer men than women involved in kindergarten activities. In this regard, the study revealed various factors that could prevent men from participating in early childhood development for which immediate resolution appears unattainable, and which can have significant implications for male participation in kindergarten. For example, culture and traditional beliefs have been found to have the most dominating influence on how people perceive male participation in kindergarten. These beliefs are rooted in the traditional division of labor between men and women. In this particular case, women still assume more responsibility for caring for children while men take primary responsibility for providing economic security to the family. Thus, it is believed that the presence of men in kindergarten would help change the traditional gender roles that are upheld by society en_US
dc.description.abstract Studies on childcare have shown that men and women are equally nurturing when they experience extended contact with their children during infancy and early childhood. Thus, the kindergarten level is important because socialization on gender issues takes place at this level en_US
dc.description.abstract The study concludes by offering a number of recommendations that could encourage equal participation of men and women in ECDPS and kindergartens en_US
dc.format.extent 86 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Early childhood education en_US
dc.subject Kindergarten en_US
dc.title Male participation in early childhood development programmes with specific reference to kindergartens en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US Windhoek en_US Namibia en_US University of Namibia en_US Master in Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 2956 en_US

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