ERIC Number: EJ724589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
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Moving beyond ''Stupid'': Taking Account of the Impact of Violence on Women's Learning
International Journal of Educational Development, v26 n2 p177-188 Mar 2006
This article draws on three Canadian research studies to question conventional understandings that access to adult literacy education is a simple matter of providing programs. In the face of women's experiences of violence, commonly overlooked barriers limit ''access.'' Different forms of violence, their frequency, and the prevalence of medicalizing discourses about violence are examined. Effects of violence on women's attempts to get to programs, complete courses they begin, and learn successfully, are introduced. Educators are challenged to design literacy programs that will support learning and create conditions to counteract the early ''training'' which tells women they cannot learn.
Descriptors: Females, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Family Violence, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada