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ERIC Number: ED468935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
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Celebrating Difference: Gender Equality and Lifelong Learning. Proceedings of the AONTAS Millennium Conference (Limerick, Ireland, October 20, 2000).
McCauley, Fiona
This document presents papers and other information from a 1-day conference that was held to address the issue of gender equity and lifelong learning in Ireland. The proceedings begin with a brief preamble, a summary of the welcome and introductions, and a summary and selected passages of the opening address by Willie O'Dea, the minister of state at the Department of Education and Science. Presented next are the texts of the keynote addresses "The Impact of Women's Community-Based Education" (Ailbhe Smyth) and "Gatekeepers of a Cold House--Reflections on the Masculinity in Crisis Debate" (Peadar King). An introduction by Maureen Kavanagh to the video "Invisible Movement: Best Practice in Women's Community Based Education" is presented along with the text of the paper "Celebrating Some Sameness" (Alan O'Neill). Concluding the proceedings is a report summarizing the main points regarding the following issues that were made at the workshops and plenary session: general issues on gender equality; funding; men's groups and networks; the school system; and the conferences' themes in the context of a strategic plan for lifelong learning in Ireland. The following items are appended: lists of participants and facilitators and rapporteurs; the full text of the speech by Peadar King, which includes 24 references; and the full text of Alan O'Neill's speech. (MN)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Irish National Association of Adult Education, Dublin.
Identifiers - Location: Ireland