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Stromquist, Nelly P. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Under the research radar, and yet highly influential in transformation of practices concerning the social understanding and enactment of gender, are women-led non-governmental organizations (WNGOs). Their continued efforts to reconfigure gender identities and their impact on public policy formation have expanded notions of citizenship and…
Descriptors: Females, Nongovernmental Organizations, Institutional Role, Sex Fairness
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Sperandio, Jill – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2008
This article examines how mentoring and female role models enhance perceptions of self-worth and career aspirations for adolescent girls from low socioeconomic backgrounds. It describes an eight-week project that provided nine girls from the slums of Bangladesh with female role models and mentors in a modern work environment. The project involved…
Descriptors: Mentors, Females, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 2000
While girls and women in Laos are not the target of strong discriminatory practices, they are at a higher risk of dropping out of school and never attending school. Specific components have been developed within educational policies and strategies to address needs of and concerns for girls and women. Reasons that girls and women lack access to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development
Asojo, Abimbola O.; Asojo, Theresa T. – 2000
The role of women in many African societies has been formed and contained by age-old traditions that have relegated their place to the home. Where they are compelled to play second fiddle, women rarely discover their authentic identity. This paper presents the roles of women in place making in Africa. It discusses non-formal and formal education…
Descriptors: African Culture, Females, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
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Tohe, Laura – WICAZO SA Review, 2000
There was no need for feminism in the Navajo matrilineal culture. The author remembers growing up on the Navajo reservation, where her female relatives were valued, honored, and respected, and where women passed on to their daughters not only their strength, but also the expectation to assume responsibility for the family and therefore act as…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Females, Leadership
Masters, Billie Nave – 1993
In mainstream U.S. culture, the idea of gender as a philosophical or spiritual value independent of sex is notably absent, and the presence of the masculine and the feminine in all of us is overlooked. In contrast, the concept of balance and compensation between the fundamental gender-defined energies of the universe is deeply rooted in American…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Child Rearing, Females, Feminism
Hussey, Sharon Woods – 1987
Girls and women live in a world that offers greater choices and opportunities than ever before. However, despite these expanded options, choices to enter into courses of study in mathematics and science are being ignored by many. This limits their understanding, enjoyment, and employment in these fields. This document is designed to help Girl…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India). – 1975
The paper discusses three major obstacles to a change in women's status in developing nations: (1) Misconceptions about development. Women are the largest group who suffer as a result of the concept of development as quantitative, material, technological, and elitist, because that conceptualization does not lead to social change. Development based…
Descriptors: Conceptual Schemes, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Economic Development
Cook, Katsi; And Others – Akwe:kon Journal, 1993
Seven Native American women (including Mohawk, Bolivian, Apache, Nicaraguan Miskito, and Hopi women) discuss women's responsibilities and roles within the family and community, spirituality, birth and puberty ceremonies, child rearing and traditional education of the young (particularly girls), the healing of men through women, union organizing in…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Child Rearing, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Stromquist, Nelly – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1986
The author explores nonformal education and its impact on women, specifically the questions, "What have they learned?" and "How has it improved their condition?" Findings are that most women have learned conventional skills and knowledge related to their maternal and domestic roles. Thus, it has not changed their condition. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Empowerment, Females, Nonformal Education
Torson, Dianna – 1990
This thesis focuses on the effects of the language of patriarchy on the power of Native American women, how these women have retained power in their own societies, and how an understanding of Native women's values can aid feminists. An examination of Native American women's literature provides a connecting bridge back to a time before patriarchy…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indians
ASPBAE Courier Service, 1983
This issue contains materials, about and for women, which have been produced as part of the United Nations Decade for Women. Included are presentations made at the Asian-South Bureau of Adult Education Conferences and other congresses, conferences, and meetings held to discuss women in developing nations. The first three papers deal with the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Females
Naik, Chitra; And Others – 1982
The volume contains two studies from India and Thailand on the education of women, and rural women especially, who are deprived or disadvantaged. The Indian study, "Education of Girls and Women in Deprived Groups," presents a viewpoint on deprivation in society in general, and India specifically. The concomitant of deprivation is defined…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Cultural Background, Developing Nations
Bernard, Anne; Gayfer, Margaret – 1983
A study examined the nature and extent of women's participation in adult and nonformal education in third world areas. During the study, female coordinators of adult and nonformal educational programs for women in the Arab states, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and the South Pacific collected information on such…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Developing Nations, Economic Development
ASPBAE Courier Service, 1982
This journal contains a series of articles dealing with the theme of development in Asia and rural Indonesia. Included in the journal are the following articles: "Nonformal Education in Rural Areas of Developing Countries," by members of the Rural Project Team from the Centre for Continuing Education at Australian National University;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Continuing Education, Developing Nations
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