ERIC Number: ED176014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Women in Development. The NFE Exchange. Issue No. 13, 1978/3.
The NFE Exchange, n13 1978
Presenting an international perspective on non-formal education development efforts for women, this booklet contains (1) an article on women in development, (2) highlights of nonformal education projects for women, and (3) a bibliography of documents and journals on world-side issues related to women in development. The article is an overview of what some aspects of development have meant to women and the varying perceptions of what is needed to assist women and why. Focus is on those issues and features of planning which appear to be shared by programs on all continents and in all sectors. Major topics are the following: the integration of women in development (recognition of their role in society and their potential contribution to national development); planning considerations (research needs, priorities for types of programs, learner-centered approaches, and accessibility); and persistent dilemas (equity and segregation, traditional vs. nontraditional roles, and cultural integrity and human rights). The major conclusion is that the problems encountered in integrating women in development programs are the same as those faced by any nonformal education program. In the project highlights section, 200- to 300-word descriptions are given of eleven different nonformal education programs for women in developing nations. Each includes description of the cultural context, activities, and results. The selective bibliography cites seventy-one documents, each with a brief annotation, eleven journals and newsletters, and eighteen special issues of other journals and newsletters focusing primarily on women. Emphasis is on literature with the broad international perspective as opposed to that concerned with specific continents or sectors. (JT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for International Studies in Education.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small, thin type