ERIC Number: ED382822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Race and Gender in Adult Education. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Topics related to race and gender have begun appearing with increasing frequency in the adult education literature. The most prevalent trend in the literature is a focus on creating learning environments for diverse audiences, including appropriate strategies for teaching and learning and debate on whether separate approaches and/or special programs based on race and/or gender are needed. The intersection of gender, race, and class and their role in shaping how adult learners view learning and knowing is receiving increasing attention, and discussions of race and gender are being framed within the larger contexts of power structures and power relations. Among other gender- and race-related issues receiving increasing attention in the adult education literature are the following: how the field of adult education perpetuates racism and sexism, how adult education portrays women and gays/lesbians, how the role of women and African Americans can be reclaimed in the history of adult education; and the relationship between women and literacy. To date, topics related to race or multicultural issues have not received as much attention as topics related to gender. (Annotated lists of 22 print resources and 2 resource organizations concerned with issues of race and gender in adult education are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.