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Gender, Education and Training

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855984007
This collection of articles by development workers and researchers focuses on learning opportunities for women offered by education and training. There is a continuing imbalance in educational participation - women make up an estimated two-thirds of the world's illiterate people - and writers reflect on the causes and consequences of this.

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  • Synopsis
    This collection of articles by development workers and researchers focuses on learning opportunities for women offered by education and training. There is a continuing imbalance in educational participation - women make up an estimated two-thirds of the world's illiterate people - and writers reflect on the causes and consequences of this. While this lack of opportunity to learn is shocking in itself, equal access to existing services is not sufficient to make education empowering for women. Too often the formal education system serves merely to confirm gender stereotypes and school women for subordination. Some writers examine the scope offered by non-formal education to challenge male-biased systems, including training for challenging gender-based inequality.
  • Table of Contents
    * Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman

    * Gender, education and training: an international perspective
    Fiona Leach

    * Education for women's empowerment or schooling for women's subordination?
    Sara Hlupekile Longwe

    * The REFLECT approach to literacy and social change: a gender perspective
    Sara Cottingham, Kate Metcalf and Bimal Phnuyal

    * Approaches to gender-awareness raising: experiences in a government education project in Nepal
    Mo Sibbons

    * Campaigning against female genital mutilation in Ethiopia using popular education
    Beatrice Saodacini and Pamela nichols

    * 'Girls cannot think as boys do': socialising children through the Zimbabwean school system
    Rosemary Gordon

    * Gender training for development practitioners: only a partial solution
    Fenella Porter and Ines Smyth

    * Conference report: Fifth International Conference on adult education (CONFINTEA), Hamburg, Germany, 1997
    Carolyn Medel-Anonuevo

    * Resources
    Compiled by Sam Chamberlain

    * Book Review

    * Further reading
    Resources on training for women/gender training

    * Journals

    * Organisations

    * Web resources

    * E-mail lists
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 80
    Format Paperback / softback
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