publication . Thesis . 2017

Albinism in Tanzanian higher education: a case study

Kiishweko, Rose Rutagemwa;
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  • Published: 03 Mar 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
My thesis focuses on the experiences of people with albinism in higher education (HE)\ud in Tanzania. Albinism is a genetically inherited condition and it affects people of all\ud ethnic backgrounds worldwide. In Tanzania, the condition affects one in every 1,400\ud people. People with albinism in Tanzania often face social discrimination, superstition,\ud and prejudice including murder threats due to myths and beliefs that their body parts are\ud a source of wealth and prosperity. They also experience physical challenges including\ud threats from the African tropical sun and visual impairment. All these factors interact with\ud educational opportunities.\ud Inf...
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free text keywords: DT0436, LB2300, LC1390, RL0790
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