Johnson, Rosemarie A.; Gordon-Stair, A.
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Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
Experiences of mature women in higher education: Implications for practice and policy
Brown, Monica M.; Lambert, Clement T.M.
Transforming the educational landscape through curriculum change
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Institute of Education, UWI
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Examines perceptions mature women attending the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona have of the institution. Additionally, it examines the implications of these perceptions for policies and programminig of the University given this growing segment of the population. The research dsign employed a qualitative approach and the objectives dictated the use of the generic qualitative approach. Participants in the study were 67 women attending the Mona campus of UWI. A researcher-designed questionnaire was used to gather information on the entire sample. The findings show that mature women faced a number of problems relating to their academic life and a number relating to the quality of service received on the Campus. Concludes that given the stress the mature women face in their attempts to cope with full time undergraduate programmes, the UWI, as the regional university, must recognize the importance of flexibility and examine its policy of programme offerings and delivery, if it is to meet its goal to be more student-centered.....