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ERIC Number: EJ957299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Beyond [image omitted] (the ABCs): Education, Community, and Feminism in Afghanistan
Brodsky, Anne E.; Portnoy, Galina A.; Scheibler, Jill E.; Welsh, Elena A.; Talwar, Gitika; Carrillo, Amy
Journal of Community Psychology, v40 n1 p159-181 Jan 2012
This article examines the meaning, operation, and outcomes of education and related formation of feminist identity development within an Afghan women's humanitarian and political organization. Qualitative data, including 110 interviews, archival review, and participant observations, were collected using a feminist, community, strengths-based approach and were re-analyzed here with a focus on educational processes. Findings revealed multiple educational mechanisms, both similar to and different from many Western assumptions. Within these educational mechanisms, themes of critical consciousness and feminist identity also arose. Outcomes were mapped against Downing and Roush's (1985) feminist identity development model. Similarities, differences, limitations, and lessons in the application of a Western model to an Afghan context are discussed. Findings have implications for understanding indigenous educational methods, the development of critical consciousness and "feminist" identity in global perspective, and cross-cultural, feminist, community psychology research and application. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan