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ERIC Number: EJ783387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Opening the Black Box: Women's Empowerment and Innovative Secondary Education in Honduras
Murphy-Graham, Erin
Gender and Education, v20 n1 p31-50 Jan 2008
This article aims to clarify the relationship between education and women's empowerment. Drawing from qualitative data collected in a study of four Garifuna villages on the north coast of Honduras, it argues that education can trigger the empowerment process if it expands women's knowledge and understanding, self-confidence and awareness of gender equity. However, not all education programs will do this. The program studied, "Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial," has several unique features that appear to foster the empowerment process and are not traditionally present in Latin American secondary schools. We must carefully consider the content and pedagogy of educational programs that attempt to promote women's empowerment, rather than assuming that education and empowerment automatically go hand-in-hand. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Honduras