LEARNING NEEDS AMONGST WOMEN: CHALLENGES AND ISSUES

Dr. Avani Maniar, Ms. Krutika Bhate, Ms. Anuja Mistry, Ms. Nidhi Jain, Ms. Jagrati Parmar

Abstract


Lifelong learning offers a holistic perspective on the role of education in a person’s life cycle. It affirms that learning, as a continuous process in life, plays an essential role in enabling individuals to adapt to, and deal with, new challenges and changes in their life’s and surrounding environment. This paper presents results from a cross-disciplinary content analysis of 90 women living in Vadodara city. This research study examined need of women for lifelong learning, including the resources used for learning. It also examined the satisfaction gained through the learning sources and women preference for the courses they preferred to learn. It throws focus on the reasons why women want to learn and its importance in their life. The findings revels that majority of the women were homemakers who want to learn something new and reason could be they were not getting enough opportunity to learning it at home. Majority of them shown willingness to learn new skill or knowledge and they suggested having centre for learning in the city. The study concludes that the lifelong learning is a need of women and they needs to learn for self development and their families’ development. It keeps them active and updated with recent knowledge around. They want to change them as per the new environment and for that they want to learn and be part of life long learning process.

Keywords


Women, Lifelong learning, Education, sources of learning

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