Perception of male and female students towards higher education in technical and vocational study

Esa, Ahmad and Kannapiran, Shangeetavaani (2014) Perception of male and female students towards higher education in technical and vocational study. Journal of Education and Human Development, 3 (2). pp. 913-923. ISSN 2334-296X

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Abstract

Education plays a prominent role and helps in the wellbeing and also the improvement in the standard of living of an individual. Education is considered as an important factor in human capital achievement. There is no denial, higher tertiary technical and vocational qualification will provide better opportunities for jobs in the working market. Higher the level of education and qualification, higher the level of income obtained in the successful career. The interest in obtaining higher tertiary educationist is clearly seen in the keen participation of men and women. In the past two decades the male dominance gender landscape has changed significantly. Women have taken the advantage over men marginally competing side by side in this respect. Yet men still form the majority of faculty and are remaining prominent. Although the gender gap is less significant, women are likely to undertake postgraduate courses and attain tertiary education inclusive of technical and vocational fields too. This rapid progress in skilled woman participation makes it a social phenomenon attracting the attention of educationalist. Thus, the paper discusses on the perception of male and female students towards higher education in technical and vocational study.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:perception; higher education (HE); qualification; dominance; participation
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher education
Divisions:Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
ID Code:6302
Deposited By:Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Deposited On:29 Jan 2015 15:10
Last Modified:29 Jan 2015 15:10

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