ERIC Number: ED396182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Literacy Speak. The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work.
Lloyd, Betty-Ann, Ed.; And Others
This book contains 15 chapters that were written by women from 12 Canadian adult literacy and basic education programs who participated in an exploratory research project designed to document the process and results of woman-positive literacy work. The following sections are included: "Exploring the Concept of Woman-Positive within Learner-Centered Literacy Programs: A Program-Based Action Research Project" (Betty-Ann Lloyd); "We Formed a Women's Group at ALFA (Adult Literacy for Action)"; "Gender, Culture, and Personal Experiences that Get in the Way of Learning: The Need for Core Funding of Adult Literacy Projects" (Diane Eastman); "Taking Chances/Making Choices: Reflections on a Year of Woman-Positive Activity" (Debbie Heagy); "Gaining Confidence through Woman-Positive Literacy Research" (Nicole Jessop); "Union-based Literacy Programs Empower Women Workers When They Pay Attention to Women's Lives" (poster); "Uncovering Fear and Isolation in Rabbittown: A Woman-Positive Literacy Project" (Frances Ennis et al.); "Native Women Write Now"; "Taking Space for Woman-Positive Literacy Work" (Anne Moore); "Charting the Woman-Positive Ripples--A Journal of Discovery" (Karen Bergman-Illnik); list of 24 resource booklets produced by a correctional center in Saskatchewan; "I Believe Our Lives Are Woven Together Like a Spider Web" (LaVera Schiele); "The Politics of Talking: Doing 'Woman-Positive' in a Learner-Centred Literacy Program" (Marion Wells); "recipes" for political action; and "More than Semantics: Reflections on 'Feminist'/'Woman-Positive' Practices in a Literacy Classroom" (Paula Davies, Mary Ann Tierney). Contains a 77-item bibliography of works on women and education, research design and methodology, and feminist theory. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Indigenous Populations, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Political Socialization, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Self Actualization, Theory Practice Relationship, Womens Education
Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, 47 Main St., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2V6, Canada ($15 Canadian plus $2 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada