Women and literacy: A quest for justice
- 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...
- Women's literacy in worldwide perspective. Limage, Leslie // Convergence;1994, Vol. 27 Issue 2/3, p33
Evaluates women's literacy in a world-wide perspective. Role of cultural practices on women's literacy; Women's opportunities for equity in education; Distribution of women's literacy rates in an international and regional perspective; Trends in literacy programs for women.
- Women's literacy: A curriculum of assertion, resistance, and accommodation. Bhola, H.S. // Convergence;1994, Vol. 27 Issue 2/3, p41
Discusses various aspects of women's literacy. Effect of women's social conditions on literacy; Role of literacy in the development and liberation of women; Components of curriculum needed for women's literacy and development projects.
- High illiteracy rate among women and high drop-out rates among girls. Arigbede, M.O. // Convergence;1994, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p15
Focuses on the high illiteracy rates among women and high-school drop-outs among girls. Concerns of the society with regard to the high illiteracy rate among women; Factors to consider by persons relegated to educate women; Literacy as an instrument capable of bringing empowerment for the...
- Fighting illiteracy: What works and what doesn't: A case study of female literacy in Pakistan. Aftab, Tahera // Convergence;1994, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p25
Focuses on multifactoral dimension of the slow growth of female literacy in Pakistan. Print literacy as a major tool for gaining access to a large number of illiterates; Low priority given to adult education; Assessment of the construction and perception of the women's role in education; Cause...
- 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...
- Why girls in rural areas of India drop out of school. // Women's International Network News;Winter99, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p15
Examines why there is an increase illiteracy rate among women in India from 1981 to 1991. Challenge India is facing; Number of illiterate women in the country between 1981 and 1991; Reasons girls in rural areas of India drop out of school.