ERIC Number: ED398449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Gender in Popular Education. Methods for Empowerment.
Walters, Shirley, Ed.; Manicom, Linzi, Ed.
This book is a collection of critical reflections on feminist adult education work in grassroots organizations, development projects, formal institutions, and community education programs in a wide variety of countries: South Africa, India, the United States, Canada, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Australia. The contributors come from a variety of positions in the range of feminist discourses and broaden their focus on methodology with shifts between personal narrative, experiential analysis, theoretical contextualization, and evocative description. Following an introduction by editors Shirley Walters and Linzi Manicom, 11 essays are included: "Training Gender-Sensitive Adult Educators in South Africa" (Shirley Walters); "Embodying Feminist Popular Education under Global Restructuring" (Denise Nadeau); "Holding the Space: Gender, Race, and Conflict in Training" (Michelle Friedman, Colleen Crawford Cousins); "From a Seed to a Tree: Building Community Organization in India's Cities" (Sheela Patel); "Education for Liberation? Two Australian Contexts" (Kate Pritchard Hughes); "From Activism to Feminism to Gender and Development Work in the Philippines" (Carolyn Medel-Anonuevo); "Understanding Difference Differently: A Canadian View" (Rieky Stuart); "'The Creaking of the Word': A Feminist Model?" (Astrid Von Kotze); "Women Learning in Appalachian Grassroots Organizations" (Beth Bingman); "'Some Good Long Talks': Cross-Cultural Feminist Practice" (Helen Myles, Isabel Tarrago); and "Talking Pain: Educational Work with Factory Women in Malaysia" (Chan Lean Heng). (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Programs, Community Schools, Comparative Education, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Feminist Criticism, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Popular Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Teaching Methods
CACE Publications, Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa (65 Rand plus 3 Rand postage and packing).
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: University of the Western Cape, Bellville (South Africa). Centre for Adult and Continuing Education.