ERIC Number: ED312508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Perspective on Popular Education.
School Research Newsletter, n8 1989
A Swedish project was designed to address the question, "What contribution is popular education making today toward the emergence of a more democratic society?" The 2-year project involved adult education associations and folk high schools. The project had three tasks: (1) to chart equality of opportunity and to show where women are located in adult education associations, folk high schools, and their activities; (2) to synthesize and analyze research into adult and popular education from women's perspective; and (3) to compile an inventory and a description of the measures taken within adult education associations and folk high schools for, by, and with women. The study confirms the image of the folk high school as a sexually segregated institution. Nearly half the female participants had worked in the caring and service sector, and nearly half of them also wanted to supplement their education with a view to changing jobs. All adult education associations had a number of study circles dealing with women's questions. None of them, however, had taken any special steps to adapt their activities to women's situation, beyond what the participants could achieve by themselves. The equal opportunities question has attracted some attention at the national level, and some activities have been developed to meet the concerns. The study found that research has not taken women's specific questions as its starting point; rather, women have been viewed as an aspect of a problem. The contribution of women has not been described. However, some projects are now being conducted for women. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden