TITLE

Women's Literacy and Numeracy Practices Oriented Toward Small-Scale Social Action in Northern Mexico

AUTHOR(S)
Mein, Erika
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Adult Basic Education & Literacy Journal;Summer2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p86
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article looks at literacy from social and critical perspectives in order to understand the literacy and numeracy practices of women in small savings groups in northern Mexico. In this case, women's literacy and numeracy practices were not only situated in a rural desert context but also oriented toward concrete action to address their particular social and economic circumstances. The study was based on nine months of ethnographic fieldwork with a Freire-inspired, popular education organization in Mexico.
ACCESSION #
58843005

 

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