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The educational challenges of pregnant and nursing adult learners: a case study of Morgenster Teachers’ College

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dc.contributor.advisor Van den Berg, G. (Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Mamhute, Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-21T09:26:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-21T09:26:26Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.date.submitted 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4809
dc.description.abstract The academic challenges faced by pregnant and nursing students in Zimbabwe do not seem to attract the attention of scholars. This study focused on the educational challenges faced by pregnant and nursing adult learners at Morgenster Teachers‟ College, a tertiary education institution. Participants‟ perceptions of the academic challenges they faced were established through the use of a qualitative methodology in which the semi-structured interview was the dominant data collection method. Non-participant observation and document analysis were employed to complement the dominant method. The findings indicated that the academic challenges faced by mothering adult learners are related to physical problems, social relationships, inadequate financial resources and administrative problems. The study revealed that such students develop strategies to alleviate some of the educational challenges they face. In view of the findings, recommendations are made to improve the learning environment of mothering students and for further research to address the problem. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iii, 109 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Educational challenges en
dc.subject Third phase college students en
dc.subject Adult Learners en
dc.subject Academic Performance en
dc.subject Pregnant Students' Challenges en
dc.subject Nursing Students' Challenges en
dc.subject Physical problems en
dc.subject Insufficient Financial Resources en
dc.subject Administrative problems en
dc.subject Anxiety en
dc.subject Academic progress en
dc.subject Self – esteem en
dc.subject 2-5-2 programme en
dc.subject 3-3-3 programme en
dc.subject.ddc 378.19822096891 en
dc.subject.lcsh Morgenster Teachers' College -- Students
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Training of -- Zimbabwe -- Masvingo -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnant women -- Education (Higher) -- Zimbabwe -- Masvingo -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers -- Education (Higher) -- Zimbabwe -- Masvingo -- Case studies
dc.title The educational challenges of pregnant and nursing adult learners: a case study of Morgenster Teachers’ College en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Adult Education) en
dc.description.degree Educational Studies en


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