ERIC Number: ED436625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Gender Analysis of Adult Learning = La Place des Femmes dans l'Apprentissage a l'Age Adulte.
Longwe, Sara; Mate, Rekopantswe; Dworzak, Juliette; Wafula, Elizabeth; Pandy, Fatima
The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) was founded in 1973 to strengthen the work of nongovernmental organizations and adult educators in advancing adult education throughout the world. In 1995, the ICAE engaged in a strategic planning process that resulted in the formation of the Gender Education Office (GEO). The GEO was charged with the responsibility of developing a set of core indicators to measure governments' political will in relation to implementing programs to improve the adult educational opportunities available to women and outcomes achieved by women in adult education programs. Those indicators were used to study the situation of women in Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The separate studies conducted in each country revealed a number of challenges faced by women throughout Africa, including the following: continuing underdevelopment; high rates of illiteracy; lack of access to education and training; increasing inequality because of religious and cultural traditions and a global rise in fundamentalism; and lack of women in leadership to articulate women's interests. Strategies recommended for improving the situation of African women included broadening the scope of adult education to adult learning and linking local, regional, and global strategies to improve women's access to adult education. (Contains 10 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, International Studies, Needs Assessment, Nongovernmental Organizations, Postsecondary Education, Regional Planning, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Womens Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Norwegian Agency for Development Aid, Oslo.
Authoring Institution: International Council on Adult Education, Montevideo (Uraguay). Gender and Education Office.
Identifiers - Location: Africa