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ERIC Number: EJ935818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Sustaining Advocacy and Action on Women's Participation and Gender Equality in Adult Education
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn; Bernhardt, Anna
International Review of Education, v57 n1-2 p57-68 Aug 2011
This article gives an overview of the development of gender equality and women's participation in adult learning and education in the history of the International Conferences on Adult Education (CONFINTEA). Though the equality of rights was highlighted throughout the various conferences, the first Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) observed that a gender gap in the participation in adult learning and education still persisted in 2009. This is especially remarkable with regard to the impact of CONFINTEA V in 1997, because it focused on the issue of women's participation and gender equality. A review of the CONFINTEA VI programme elements and the national reports prepared by UNESCO Member States in 2008 reveals that gender issues have to some extent moved from the centre of attention to the periphery. This article therefore tries to explore how gender principles are acknowledged in CONFINTEA VI and its follow-up.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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