Equal education

The UN Decade for Women : One Woman's Personal Assessment (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1985 - Vol. 4, No. 2

In this article, the author reflects on the U.N. Decade for Women, which ended in 1985. She notes that it must be acknowledged that the achievements of the Decade were considerable.

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Mr. Brown's Math Class and Other Stories of Exclusion (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 1

The answer to the question of whether equal access to education translates into equal outcomes for girls and boys—for women and men—is not a forgone conclusion. It seems that while for most men education fulfills their aspirations, for the women sitting next to them—completing the same assignments, listening to the same lectures, reading the same materials—hopes and aspirations vaporize in the face of social reality.

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Hurrah for A Hundred Years (1984)

Women's Education des femmes, August 1984 - Vol. 3, No. 1

This article concerns an event that took place 100 years before this article was written. Late in the summer of 1884, Donald A. Smith offered McGill $50,000 for the higher education of women. Within a month, more than twenty women were registered at McGill.

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"I Would Emphasize the Joy of Science": An Interview with Ursula Franklin (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 1

This interview is conducted by Jan Clarke, guest editor of this issue of Women's Education des femmes. She interviewed Ursula Franklin, who is well known for her interest in the social impact of technology.

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2004-08-17

Nairobi to Beijing: How far Have we Come? (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 1

Joan McFarland participated in both the 1985 Forward Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women to the Year 2000 conference in Nairobi, Kenya and the 1995 Platform for Action conference in Beijing. In this article, she is interested in trying to compare what was happening in 1985 and in 1995 in the International Women's Movement.

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2004-08-03

From Bride Price To Platitudes: A Cross-Cultural Look at Women in Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1

The author's premise in this article is that education in general, and literacy in particular, are gender issues. What, exactly, is the difference between the West African practice of not paying girls' school fees, and the Canadian message to female students to limit their educational horizons? Isn't the Canadian man who refuses to parent in the evening while his wife attends classes helping to deny her access to education?

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An Extravagant Fraudulence: The Plight of Sole Support Mothers (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - Vol.42, No. 4

Sole support mothers face many barriers to employment and to education.

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Employment Equity in the Ontario College System (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses employment equity for women in the Ontario Community College system. Real change has been seen in some areas and minimal development in others. Special government initiatives have boosted and pushed forward equity, but there is a lack of consistency which has made the job difficult.

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Learning in a Toxic Environment (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1994 - vol. 11 no. 1

In this article, the author reports on discussions, over a three year period, with young women in high school concerning their experiences of sexual harassment in school. She also discusses the effects of sexual harassment on young women, and the need for education and change.

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Building Foundations for Technical Training: WITT Standards and Guidelines (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 • vol.10 no.3/4

This article discusses program development standards for courses for women interested in exploring non-traditional occupations in trades, technology, operations and blue collar work. The standards were developed by the WITT (Women in Trades and Technology) National Network.

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