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ERIC Number: EJ758773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Literacy and the Millennium Development Goals: One Step Forward, Two Steps Backwards
Gomez, Sofia Valdivielso
Convergence, v38 n3 p33-47 2005
Traditionally women have been signified to be "for others", never for themselves. This conceptualisation is also present in the discourses about literacy. The traditional discourse justifies women's literacy based on the need to improve family health, well-being, educational access, and so on. Thus, it is seen as a tool for other ends rather than for women themselves. This article presents some reflections on the issue of literacy of women and to relate them with what has been agreed upon in Confintea V held in Hamburg in 1997, the goals of Education for All, the Millennium Development Goals and Beijing+10. (Contains 1 table, 1 note and 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; China (Beijing); Europe; Germany; New York; North America; Senegal (Dakar)