ERIC Number: ED385464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Guidelines for Integrating Women in Development Issues into University International Development Activities.
Rojas, Mary Hill; Thomas-Slayter, Barbara
These guidelines are intended to incorporate gender issues into university curricula, programs, and projects funded by the United States Agency for International Development (AID), while at the same time institutionalizing women in development and a gender perspective within the university structure. Universities provide a structure for the integration of gender and development issues that is unavailable to AID elsewhere. Universities also can benefit from the rich and rapidly expanding literature on women in development and be enriched by the cross-cultural perspective women in development and gender analysis brings. The research carried out by universities, especially in collaboration with partner country institutions of higher education, strengthens the effectiveness of international development and gender analysis both at home and abroad. These guidelines seek to institutionalize within the United States a gender perspective so that a "Women in Development component" is not an "add-on" but an integral part of university programs and curriculum and also in university work with AID. The volume contains the following: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Guidelines"; (3) "An Action Plan for Integrating Women in Development into University Curriculum and Programs"; and (4) "A Checklist for Developing a University Program in Gender Analysis and Women in Development." Appendices include: (1) Bibliography; (2) Resource List; and (3) A Case Study of the Implementation of the Guidelines (Virginia Polytechnic Institute). (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Women in Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Contains filled print.