TITLE

Eradicating Ignorance: A Gendered Literacy Campaign

AUTHOR(S)
Schely-Newman, Esther
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues;Fall2011, Issue 22, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Israeli adult literacy campaign, Operation Eradicate Ignorance ( Hamivtza lebi''ur haba''arut, 1964--1976), brought together two groups of women from different cultural backgrounds and education. This paper analyzes recollections of participants, collected in 2005--2008, in an attempt to evaluate the consequences of this cross-cultural gendered encounter. Data suggest that the confrontation between traditional female multitasking and modern skills led to opportunities for mutual learning and empowerment.
ACCESSION #
76273934

 

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