McGill Students for Literacy: A Feminist Assessment (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 1

McGill Students for Literacy (MSL) is an independent literacy organization founded and operated by McGill University students. Its mandate is to train McGill students to tutor adults and youth in basic literacy skills and to promote awareness of illiteracy issues. MSL's tutoring services are free and all of the students involved work as volunteers.

As a final research project for an interdisciplinary seminar on Women's Studies, the authors conducted a feminist evaluation of MSL. They wanted to know the barriers to learning that women faced and whether or not MSL was meeting the needs of woman students, as well as the needs of tutors and administrators. This article is a summary of that evaluation, and of the situations of women involved in the program.

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