ERIC Number: ED396179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Discovering the Strength of Our Voices: Women and Literacy Programs. The Report of Phase One of a Research Project.
A national advisory group of the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW) developed a proposal for an exploratory research project examining how gender and the power balance of male-female relationships affect women's access to/experience of literacy programs. A researcher was selected to conduct the following project activities: visit four communities across Canada and converse with women in literacy programs in each community; report the findings of the visits; develop research questions and a methodology for a long-term national action research project that would be conducted in partnership with a variety of programs; and develop a proposal for the subsequent phase of the project. The researcher synthesized the results of her conversations into 21 interconnected themes. After analyzing those themes, CCLOW agreed to sponsor a second phase of the study. The proposed study was to be a participatory study in which two women from each of several programs across Canada would participate in training workshops and examined the effects of literacy programs on their lives and vice versa. (Appended are the following: discussion of CCLOW's mission/activities; and profiles of the members of CCLOW's national advisory committee and project researcher. Contains 117 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Influences, Literacy Education, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Research Methodology, Research Proposals, Sex Role, Synthesis, Womens Education
Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, 47 Main St., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2V6, Canada ($8 Canadian plus $1.50 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Exploratory Studies; Impact Studies
Note: For related documents, see CE 071 963-965.