International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Importance of the Open and Distance Education in terms of the Women's Preferences of Professional Field and the Women Employment
Seda Tekeli, Güler Günsoy

As it is constantly stressed, nowadays, the educated Labor force is the most important human capital factor that is effective for reducing the poverty by having positive impact on the labor supply, the labor force participation rate, the labor gains, the gender-based inequality problems, the employment and thereby the economic growth, economic development and human development. In the economic context, the socio- cultural exogeneity arising with especially the education of women that creates individual and societal gaining is the effective in solving lots of problems related with women based gender inequalities. The education of women has positive influence on the efficiency and the growth. In addition, the level of education is an important factor effecting the participation of women into labor force and the employment. The education, especially the vocational education, is seen as one of the tools that increase the human capitals of women. In this context, the providing of the education by the institutions of formal education and distance education is influential on ensuring the getting a profession and the becoming skilful. In this regard, open learning and distance education have an important and wide position in providing the necessary training for facilitating of women’s choices of professional field select ion and the registered employment of women. In this sense, demographic characteristics and programs (graduated or continuing) of women that benefit from Anadolu University Open and Distance Learning System going to be put forth and their occupational choices will be evaluated. After that evaluation, the importance of open and distance learning on clearing holdbacks in front of women’s education will be tried to be explained.

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