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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:54005
Doc. No:TL23959
Call number:‭3265689‬
Main Entry:Anniqua Rana
Title & Author:The implications of technology for women of Pakistan in higher education: A qualitative analysisAnniqua Rana
College:University of San Francisco
Date:2007
Degree:Ed.D.
student score:2007
Page No:161
Abstract:With computer based internet technology becoming such an integral element of higher education (Altbach, 2005; Gumport, 2005; Marcelle, 2000) as well as gender equity (Hafkin & Taggart, 2001; Marcelle, 2000), the impact of technology on the education of women in higher education in Pakistan might reflect global trends in the impact of technology in higher education. This participatory action research study is an investigation of how women in urban areas in Pakistan define success in education and whether the participants of this study fit their own definition of success and how they believe others in similar situations might be able to work toward accomplishing academic goals and whether internet related computer technology has had or can have an impact on higher education for women in Pakistan. Considering internet technology is an extremely new (and for some a non-existent) factor in higher education in Pakistan, the extent that technology has impacted the success of the women in this study is not clear, but it is obvious that the participants believe technology can make a difference in their education. The complexities of the lives of these women might not be simplified by the use of technology, but they could be changed. For the next generation of women in higher education the participants of this study and others like them set the stage; the families, the men, and society in general will have to accept women in higher education rather than just tolerate them. The conclusions of this study emphasize the need for public institutions of higher education to provide computer and internet technology on a regular basis to all students (male and female) studying all disciplines, not just computer science. This will create a more open yet safe environment for students, especially women, to pursue higher education more effectively. It could promote a climate of research and a sharing of ideas on a global level. Institutions should also provide students with the option to purchase computers and other related technology on a discount so they can continue with their work at home. With the newer hand-held and less expensive technologies, institutions should investigate mobile technologies that allow students to communicate and connect on a national and international level. To address the needs for action in response to this study, the participants felt that a website illustrating Pakistani women's issues in higher education would be beneficial in creating a community and educating others both nationally and internationally. As a more immediate action agenda, this dissertation will be shared with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to ensure that administrators in public institutions of higher education are aware of the challenges that these women have faced and to identify ways that they can be addressed.
Subject:Social sciences; Education; Higher education; Internet; Pakistan; Technology; Women students; Womens studies; Educational software; 0745:Higher education; 0453:Womens studies; 0710:Educational software
Added Entry:R. G. Galang
Added Entry:University of San Francisco