Women's literacy in worldwide perspective
- WHEN LITERACY CAMPAIGNS GAVE BIRTH TO A WOMEN'S MOVEMENT. Kothari, Brij; Chand, P. G. Vijaya Sherry; Sharma, Rajeev // Convergence;1999, Vol. 32 Issue 1-4, p94
Examines the impact that literacy campaigns of Jago Bahana can have on women's empowerment in Dumka, India. Background on the Jago Bahana; Discussion on the opposition to violence against women; Lessons for sustainable women's empowerment; Conclusion.
- 'SO LUCKY TO BE LIKE THAT, SOMEBODY CARE:' TWO CASE STUDIES OF WOMEN LEARNERS AND THEIR PERSISTENCE IN A HAAWAI'I LITERACY PROGRAM. Cuban, Sondra // Adult Basic Education;Spring2003, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p19
The complex conditions of persistence are portrayed in two case studies of women learners in Hawai'i. The women's persistence was inextricably tied to their social roles and lived experiences. Their case studies revealed that their caregiving roles, both withintheir home and work lives, and born...
- Literacy project targets women in Ecuador. // Reading Today;Apr/May94, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p21
Discusses the intergenerational literacy project developed in Bajada de Chanduy, Ecuador aimed at helping women. Preservation of culture and environment; Preparation for their children's culture; Improvement of living standards; Materials in the program; Organization of women in different...
- Implementation of the "PDQ--Building Skills for Using Print" Workplace Literacy Program for High-Risk Women: A New Approach. Kohler, Maxie P.; Sapp, Gary L. // Adult Basic Education;Spring2000, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p39
ABSTRACT This article examines the utility of the "PDQ--Building Skills for Using Print" workplace literacy program for teaching functional literacy skills to high-risk women. Subjects were 50 female high school dropouts, ages 17-45, from a midsize southeastern city. They completed the Workplace...
- Why women chose to participate in a family literacy program and factors that contributed to the... Yaffe, Dianne; Williams, Cheri Lynn // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Sep98, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p8
Explores the reason why women chose to participate in a family literacy program called Even Start Family Literacy in the United States. Description of the data collection and analysis procedure used in the study; Background of the study; Primary reason given by six women in participating in the...
- Laubach literacy: Women in literacy. // Women's International Network News;Winter99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p13
Reports on the 1991 Women in Literacy campaign launched by Laubach Literacy International. Goal of the campaign; Reasons for the persistent problem of global illiteracy; Three programs developed by Women in Literacy Position.
- Laubach's Women in Literacy program expands into United States. // Reading Today;Oct/Nov94, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p8
Announces the expansion of Laubach Literacy International's Women in Literacy (WIL) program into the United States. Aim of WIL/USA to develop, promote and expand literacy programs in the US that target the needs of women; Goal of to reaching 100,000 women through direct grants to grass-roots...
- Annotated Bibliography: Women and Literacy. Kerka, Sandra; Imel, Susan // Women's Studies Quarterly;Spring/Summer2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1/2, p258
Presents an annotated bibliography of women-positive literacy curriculum and resources.
- Learning Community: Popular Education and Homeless Women. Rivera, Lorna // Women's Studies Quarterly;Spring/Summer2004, Vol. 32 Issue 1/2, p196
Discusses the empowering prospects of literacy education connected to participatory learning. Ways in which women in poverty and homelessness appreciate the value and promise of education; Conflicting beliefs about schooling; Foundation for creating community and sharing knowledge.