ERIC Number: ED234156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Women, Class and Adult Education.
Southampton Univ. (England).
This collection of working papers deals with the relationship among women, social class, and adult education. In her paper entitled "Women and University Extension," Pat Usher argues that by sustaining the dominant cultural, ideological, and social relationships of production in capitalist Britain, university adult education contributes to the sexual division of labor and opportunity that undermines the pursuit of genuine equality for women. Discussed in a paper entitled "A Second Chance for Women" by Jane Thompson are strategies for making the organizational structures and assumptions underlying adult education more responsive to the needs of women. The next paper, "Part-Time Learning" by Julia Kellaway, addresses the failure of higher and further education to make provisions for female students with domestic commitments to husbands or young children. In a paper entitled "Words in Edgeways," Julia Kellaway focuses on the teaching of English in adult education as it affects female students. The final paper of the collection, "Law and the Challenge to Patriarchy," examines ways in which the teaching of law in second chance courses differs from the way in which it is taught in law degree courses. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology, Females, Legal Education, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Social Change
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southampton Univ. (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain