ERIC Number: ED330630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Women Hold Up Half the Sky. Report on the World Conference of Organizations of the Teaching Profession Caribbean Conference of Women in Education (Kingston, Jamaica, April 5-10, 1988).
World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
These conference papers are concerned with the perception of women in their roles as professionals and the current climate in education for the women of the Caribbean region. Among the presentations are: "Women in Education" (F. Saunders); "Teachers Organisations as Trade Unions" (Audley Gayle); and "Women in Jamica's Education System" (Rose Marie Vernon). School curricula continue to show little change from traditional offerings and the majority of female students continue to follow the paths already open to women. Policy-makers must take definite affirmative action to move the changes along and address the issues, including on-going representation to the "corridors of power." Teacher organizations are urged to involve women at more visible levels, especially in areas traditionally led by men. Statistical information and data about women in these countries are included as well as the conference program, a list of participants, and a paper from the first Interdisciplinary Seminar on Women and Development Studies (June 11, 1987) entitled, "Availability and Suitability of Educational Opportunities for Jamaican Female Students: An Historical Overview" (M. Hamilton). The World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession policy statement on women in education and in teachers' organizations also is included. (NL)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Justice, Minority Group Teachers, Sex Discrimination, Social Studies, Students, Teacher Associations, Teacher Morale, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Welfare, Women Faculty, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession, Morges (Switzerland).
Identifiers: Caribbean; World Confederation Of Orgs Of The Teaching Prof