ERIC Number: ED371173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Women and Literacy. Women and World Development Series.
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Educational Needs, Females, Feminization of Poverty, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, International Cooperation, Literacy Education, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, Rural Areas, Sex Differences, Urban Areas, Womens Education
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
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