ERIC Number: ED365826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Knowing and Doing: Literacy for Women.
In many instances, literacy trainers do not consider the specific needs and interests of women learners even when developing programs for audiences in which women outnumber men. Various United Nations agencies have proposed principles to integrate the gender issue into development programs and projects. By implementing these principles, literacy trainers can help empower women to lead fuller lives, rediscover and enhance their creative potential, and demand the right to use that potential on a par with men. Literacy practitioners must consider the special needs of women in all stages/aspects of developing and implementing literacy programming, including the planning stage, awareness campaigns, field surveys, program content, program operations, personnel selection/training, and postliteracy (follow-up) activities. (A 20-item bibliography is included. Appended are the following: excerpts from "From Learning Literacy to Regenerating Women's Space: A Story of Women's Empowerment in Nepal" (Parajuli, Enslin); the story "Water for Life," which was written in a writing workshop to develop reading materials for women's self-reliance; a teacher's guide for a self-empowerment/literacy lesson for women; examples of the use of illustrations in printed literacy materials for women; and 10 suggestions for ensuring full participation of women in literacy projects.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Material Development, Participation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Role of Education, Self Actualization, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).