ERIC Number: ED390987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Gender, Development and Power. Some Issues and Methods for Gender Trainers. Report on a Workshop for Gender Trainers Held in the Western Cape, South Africa (August 29-September 1, 1993).
Seventeen people from various parts of South Africa gathered at the Workshop for Gender Trainers to enhance their training and to focus on the gender and development approach. Sessions 1-2 on the second day dealt with gender training nightmares. During session 3, participants discussed what could have been done either to avoid the problems that had arisen or to deal with them in more effective ways. Section 4 summed up the two complementary theories behind gender training: gender and development approach and consciousness-raising approach. Other issues were men's groups, mixed gender groups, and theoretical frameworks currently being used. Session 5 used the story of the fox, the stork, and the plate of food to show the crucial role that questioning can play in gender training and in getting participation. Session 1 on the third day continued reflection on the process of questioning. Session 2 provided an overview of the gender analysis framework was provided. Session 3 addressed the importance of looking at women's practical needs and their strategic interests. Session 4 examined real cases where gender relations had been an important element in a development project and prepared a lesson plan from them. Session 5 examined different aspects and dimensions of power. Session 1 on the fourth day explored power and resistance. Session 2 addressed linking together training skills, gender theory, and power. Sessions 3- 4 focused on workshop evaluation and networking. (Appendixes include a participant list and agenda.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa). Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Gender Training; South Africa