International Journal of Educational Research

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Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Science: Implications for Gender Equity

CO Oke


The paper focuses on the incidence of sexual harassment in tertiary science education and its attendant effects on students and academics. Data from a survey of six higher institutions comprising two universities, two colleges of education and two polytechnics was used. Results indicate high rate of sexual harassment of students and academics in science and science related courses that portray danger for attaining the much desired gender balance in tertiary science education.

Keywords: Sexual Harassment; Gender Equity; Women in Science.

International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (1) 2007 pp. 97-104

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