ERIC Number: EJ675337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Women and Literacy in Rural Mali: A Study of the Socio-economic Impact of Participating in Literacy Programs in Four Villages.
International Journal of Educational Development, v23 n4 p439-58 Jul 2003
Women's literacy programs in rural Mali were studied through observation and surveys of 42 participants and 29 nonparticipants. Few participants acquired literacy skills, those that did rarely used them, and literacy acquisition had little socioeconomic impact on women's lives. General constraints on literacy usage in rural villages are discussed, as well as ways that "women's literacy" is appropriated into male-dominated socio-political culture. (Contains 53 references.) (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Individual Development, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Personal Autonomy, Rural Education, Rural Women, Sex Differences, Social Environment, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Mali