ERIC Number: ED337650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Functional Literacy and Civic Education among Rural Women. Appeal.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The inferior position assigned to Asian women jeopardizes not only their future status in society, but also the future of society itself. The major problems standing in the way of empowerment for women are individual and family related, community, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic. Centralized planning of literacy/civic education programs in the Asia Pacific region means that area-specific and need-specific programs for women are rarely implemented. Analyses of literacy/post-literacy materials in Asia and the Pacific have shown that the contents consist mainly of matters related to the stereotype of the traditional role of women in society. Strategies to achieve empowerment for women through education should include community participation, universalization of elementary education for girls, teacher development, decentralized planning, continuing education, international cooperation, income-generating projects, and organization. Special attention should also be paid to continuously revisable planning, more innovative materials and delivery methods, monitoring and evaluation, and support systems for women's projects. (Appendixes include a chart that correlates problems with proposed activities and agencies and 21 references are attached.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship Education, Continuing Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Females, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.