ERIC Number: ED400381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Literacy: Guide to the Literature and Issues for Woman-Positive Programs. Information Series No. 367.
Imel, Susan; Kerka, Sandra
This publication is intended to support the effort to focus literacy programs on women. It serves as a guide to the information and resources related to women and literacy and to assist the development of woman-positive programs. The first part of the guide describes the literature base, depicting the subject areas from which the resources are drawn and providing an organizing framework that classifies the materials by type. An explanation of how to find this information in the ERIC database is given. An annotated bibliography of 150 resources is organized according to the framework. The second part of the guide is an analysis of this information. The issues and trends emerging from this growing literature base are reviewed. The next chapter explores the topic of women as learners in more depth, including such questions as What is literacy? Why should women acquire literacy skills? and How should they acquire them? This section describes elements of an inclusive, learner-centered, woman-positive learning environment in which women can develop their skills. Specific practices for that environment are presented in the next section. The guide concludes with an annotated list of organizations that provide information and materials on women and literacy. Contains 140 references. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Females, Feminism, Gender Issues, Literacy, Literacy Education, Womens Education
Publications, Center on Education and Training for Employment, 1900 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (order no. IN367: $9.75).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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.