ERIC Number: ED434991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Learning Gender Justice through Women's Discourses. Report of Theme IV. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
This publication documents the presentations, papers, and discussions of two workshops. On theme 4, "Adult Learning, Gender Equality and Equity and the Empowerment of Women," of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education: "Women's Education: The Contending Discourses and Possibilities for Change" and "Raising Gender Issues in Different Educational Settings." An introduction is followed by "By Way of Introduction to Workshop 1" (Nelly Stromquist) that discusses what gender means. "Two Different Voices on Education for Women's Empowerment" (Sara Hlupekile Longwe) reflects on the two contending discourses on women's education and empowerment. "Learning Literacy Strategies from Indian Women" (Malini Ghose) describes innovative strategies that evolved with women in literacy classes. "Incorporating Women's Experiences of Violence in Literacy Work" (Jennifer Horsman) expounds on the importance of addressing the issue of violence against women. "Women's Education in the Caribbean: Issues and Possibilities" (Anne Marie Smith) maintains that access to education equals access to the labor market by showing a picture of the Caribbean situation. "Discussion of Workshop 1" explores numerous topics raised by the papers. Workshop 2 is composed of six papers. Two papers, "Some Reflections on the UNESCO PROAP [Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific] and ASPBAE [Asia South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education] Research on Girls' and Women's Education" and "Bridging the Gap between the Intention and Action: An Overview of Girls' and Women's Access to Basic Education in South Asia" (Vimla Ramachandran) share results of a four-country research project that indicates many excellent policy documents have been developed but not implemented. "Engendering African Education: Some Reflections" (Essi Sutherland-Addy) highlights the Forum of African Women Educationalists and gives the author's thoughts on African education. "Engendering African Education: A Concept Paper" (Sheila Parvyn Wamahiu) underscores the importance of including gender in the development of education. "Addressing Emotional Subordination in Our Education Work" (Lean Chan Heng) points out the importance of empowering women workers. "Enabling Women's Leadership in Chile" (Alejandra Valdez) shares experiences in conducting women's leadership training, raising the importance of addressing identity and individuation issues. "Discussion of Workshop 2" concludes the publication. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Battered Women, Educationally Disadvantaged, Empowerment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Learning Strategies, Literacy Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Sex Fairness, Violence, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.
Note: For Theme 5 of the Conference, see CE 077 214.