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ERIC Number: ED371173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85649-980-9
Women and Literacy. Women and World Development Series.
Ballara, Marcela
This book examines the connection between poverty and illiteracy among women in a global context and presents guidelines for developing literacy activities for women. The following topics are covered: defining literacy (negative effects of illiteracy and literacy programs for women); global context (literacy gap, gender disparities, urban/rural disparities, the age factor, illiteracy in industrialized countries, and illiteracy's effects on women); the legacy of female illiteracy (obstacles to literacy, motivation and literacy, women and development and the labor force, and literacy and sustainable development); international responses to illiteracy among women (International Literacy Year 1990, the World Conference on Education for All, and the role of non-governmental organizations in addressing the problem); successful literacy projects (the time factor, language choice, and selection and training of personnel, and achieving success); literacy's impact on women's rights, health, environmental protection, agriculture and fishing, children's school performance, and female employment; program development (assessing women's needs, preparing literacy programs, and planning literacy projects); and producing written material (basic principles of adult education, planning and preparing teaching materials, and developing post-literacy materials). Appended are a series of questions and answers about literacy education for women and a list of 60 pertinent organizations. Contains 110 references. (MN)
Zed Books Ltd., 165 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 (paperback: ISBN-1-85649-981-7; hardbound: ISBN-1-85649-980-9).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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