ERIC Number: ED396178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
Isolating the Barriers and Strategies for Prevention: A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Educators and Adult Learners.
Elliott, Anne, Ed.; Williams, Patricia, Ed.
This document, which is intended for adult educators, contains information learned during the course of pilot workshops on the connections between violence and women's education that were held in four areas of Canada (Pine Grove, Montreal, Toronto, and the Yukon). First, the pilot workshops and development/use of the document are discussed, and the activities and findings of each workshop are detailed. The barriers identified during the workshops are listed along with the various effects of violence that affect a woman's ability to learn, and selected groups of women who may face violence because of their life situation (disabled women, immigrant women, survivors of sexual abuse, and lesbians) are discussed. The personal experiences of nine women who have been victims of violence are related. The next section, which examines ways of creating a better learning environment, includes articles on the following topics: overcoming violence through writing; getting an education in prison; healing through adventure, reclaiming one's life after being victimized by violence; choosing a counselor, making learning safer and conducting a safety audit, and establishing relationships between students and teachers. Concluding the document are the following: workshop guidelines; woman's bill of rights; guide to survivor's language; and facts about abuse. Contains a list of 71 resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Battered Women, Change Strategies, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Correctional Education, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Emotional Abuse, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Literacy Education, Prevention, Resource Materials, Self Actualization, Teacher Student Relationship, Violence, Womens Education, Workshops
Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, 47 Main St., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2V6, Canada ($8 Canadian plus $2 postage; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Empowerment
Note: Funded by the Family Violence Prevention Division of Health Canada, UniTel Communications Inc., Consumer's Gas, and Warner-Lambert Canada Inc.