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ERIC Number: EJ942851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Women, Education and the Big, Bad Society
Thompson, Jane
Adults Learning, v22 n6 p8-11 Feb 2011
History has a habit of ignoring women. Thirty years ago one thought that re-emerging women's movement would never be dumped in the same way previous feminist generations were consigned to the dustbin of history. It took feminist activists and scholars; women trade unionists and health workers; feminist writers, publishers and artists; and the creation of women's studies classes in adult and higher education, to recover the achievements of previous generations. It was a discovery which both inspired and strengthened women's own movement; and which gave their dissenting political and educational ambitions real roots in strong values and popular protest. The author argues that the achievements of the women's movement of the seventies and eighties are in danger of being forgotten--yet, with women set to bear the brunt of cuts to public services and the welfare state about to be sold off to the cheapest bidder, they have never been more relevant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom