ERIC Number: ED387077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Informationstechnische Weiterbildung Fur Frauen Von Frauen: Internationaler Workshop = Education in Informatics for Women By Women: International Workshop (Hamburg, Germany, November 30-December 3, 1992).
Ellebrecht, Ingrid, Ed.; And Others
This document presents workshop results and participants' reports from the international conference "Train the Trainers in Information and Communication Technology." The participants consisted of 18 women and one man from Czechoslovakia, Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Mongolia, Jordan, Egypt, and the Philippines. Eleven reports were presented covering the situation of women with reference to employment and unemployment, social conditions, legal rights, family obligations, and the situation before and after the change from communist to democratic rule. The reports of the working groups illustrate attempts to identify the areas needing attention and develop practical measures and solutions. Two working groups examined questions aimed at demonstrating the need for the establishment of women's technical training centers and other areas that need development. It was pointed out that advantages women had during the period of communism/socialism no longer exist. Women face high levels of unemployment and for those in the workforce, a drastic reduction in childcare centers; job retraining in the new market economy is mainly offered to men and women with the same qualifications as men are paid less for the same work. Poverty, social insecurity, and conflicts are predicted, with serious consequences for women. Suggestions include the need for the retraining and continuing education of women in the areas of technology, foreign languages, assertive behavior, and enterprise. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Continuing Education Centers, Day Care Centers, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Employment Problems, Females, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, International Programs, Job Training, Second Language Learning, Sex Discrimination, Social Environment, Unemployment, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.