ERIC Number: ED379400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
On Our Feet. Taking Steps To Challenge Women's Oppression. A Handbook on Gender and Popular Education Workshops.
Adult Education and Development, n41 suppl 1993
This handbook presents ideas to prepare for, plan, design, and run a workshop on gender and women's oppression. It is intended for community, adult, and popular educators, trainers, organizers, facilitators, or teachers working for a liberated South Africa. Section 1 (chapters 1-3) helps the reader to think about women's oppression and gender, understand the need to challenge women's oppression, and see the possibilities for challenging it through popular education. Chapter 1 introduces key concepts and gives practical exercises to help broaden one's understanding of gender. Chapter 2 gives examples of where and how women's oppression happens around the world. Chapter 3 introduces popular education and its main principles. Section 2 (chapters 4-5) explains procedures for organizing and running a workshop to challenge women's oppression through popular education methods. Chapter 4 offers practical ideas and worksheets to plan for and design a workshop. Chapter 5 suggests ideas and guidelines to facilitate the workshop. Section 3 (chapters 6-9) explains what the activities are for and how to use them. Chapter 6 provides background information on group building and exercies to use in a workshop. Chapter 7-9 gives instructions for activities to use in a workshop. These exercises help the group examine gender and its relationships with other oppressive social systems and find strategies to strengthen women's position in their organizations. Appendixes include a glossary of terms, a handy reference to workshop techniques, and a list of 32 resources. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: German Adult Education Association, Bonn (Germany). Inst. for International Cooperation.; University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa). Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.
Note: For serial issue to which this is a supplement, see CE 066 242.