Role of Women in Education and Social Development of Children

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ROLE OF WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN Abstract: This study investigated the role of women in education and social development of children. Two research questions were posed to guide the study. The study employed descriptive survey design. The sample comprised of 300 respondents (women) drawn using simple random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire developed on a four point rating scale duly vetted by specialists in educational research, measurement and evaluation, childhood education and educational psychology were used to obtain information from the respondents. Data collected were analysed using means. The results of data analysis showed that: women play a vital role in education of children; women…show more content…
By giving lots of love and attention to the baby, women form a close bond with children, allowing them to grow in a comfortable, secure and socially healthy atmosphere. Indeed, the social relationship a child has with his or her mother directly correlates with the relationships and social behaviour the child will have throughout life. As a result, the attachment a child has with his or her mother is pivotal to his or her social development. Ainsworth has classified three main forms of attachment a child has with his or her mother: secure, avoidant, and ambivalent (Papalia, 2002). In a secure attachment, a child is upset when the mother leaves and happy when the mother returns. An avoidant attachment is characteristic of a child not being upset when the mother comes or goes. A child with an ambivalent attachment to his or her parent is upset when the mother leaves and will go back to him or her when the mother returns but the child is resistant and hard to comfort. A child who has a secure attachment with his or her mother is more resilient, empathetic, and self-knowledgeable, has a higher self-esteem, and is more curious (Bornstein, 2006). The attachment relationships a child forms as a baby influence relationships the child has throughout the remainder of his or her life. For example, Sternberg (1997) has identified a triangular theory of love composed of three main components: passion, intimacy, and commitment. An ideal relationship, according to
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