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ERIC Number: EJ891134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Women's Literacy and Numeracy Practices Oriented toward Small-Scale Social Action in Northern Mexico
Mein, Erika
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v4 n2 p86-95 Sum 2010
This article looks at literacy from social and critical perspectives in order to understand the literacy and numeracy practices of women in small savings groups in northern Mexico. In this case, women's literacy and numeracy practices were not only situated in a rural desert context but also oriented toward concrete action to address their particular social and economic circumstances. The study was based on nine months of ethnographic fieldwork with a Freire-inspired, popular education organization in Mexico.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico