ERIC Number: EJ717829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 26
The Role Of Women In Popular Education In Bolivia: A Case Study Of The "Oficina Juridica Para La Mujer"
Kollins, Judith M.; Hansman, Catherine A.
Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, v15 n1 p3-20 Spr 2005
This study examines how the Education Office of the "Oficina Juridica Para la Mujer" [Women's Legal Office] , a community-based popular education organization in Cochabamba, Bolivia, works with women to address personal, legal, and policy issues through local leadership training and popular education methodology. We investigate the marginalization women have faced in the traditionally male sphere of social action, and the creative initiatives they have developed in an effort to reach out to other women and community members. Exploring the unique and powerful dimension that a woman's perspective lends to popular education provides insight concerning the real-world applications of current educational theory and demonstrates a powerful model for achieving individual, community, and societal change.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Action, Leadership Training, Females, Popular Education, Social Change, Case Studies, Role
Commission on Adult Basic Education. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site: http://www.coabe.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia