ERIC Number: ED396183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Telling Our Stories Our Way: A Guide to Good Canadian Materials for Women Learning To Read.
Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
This guide contains reviews of 49 selected books and pamphlets of special interest to women that were identified as good Canadian materials for women learning to read by a working group of the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women. Among the types of materials reviewed are the following: books about contraception and reproductive health; photostories about immigrant women who work in a garment factory; collection of dub poetry describing the experience of immigrant women in Canada; Black woman's reminiscences about her grandmother's life in Nova Scotia; collection of stories from the Coast Salish Native community in British Columbia; workbook detailing a model of community curriculum development; handbook for women in abusive relationships; workbook explaining Canada's human rights laws; and book of stories about women in nontraditional jobs. The reviews were written by groups of students, literacy workers, or literacy workers and students together. Each review contains some or all of the following: title; author and/or editor; publisher name/address; distributor; length; indication of whether the work incudes illustrations; and price. Each review is accompanied by a sample page from the publication reviewed. Concluding the guide is a list of guidelines for reviewing materials for use as literacy materials for women. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Beginning Reading, Biographies, Book Reviews, Consumer Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Guidelines, Health Promotion, Immigrants, Indigenous Populations, Law Related Education, Literacy Education, Media Selection, Nontraditional Occupations, Reading Materials, Student Developed Materials, Womens Education
Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, 47 Main St., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2V6, Canada.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Culture, Toronto.; National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).