Feminism

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.

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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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Free Space: Consciousness Raising and CCLOW (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, March 1990 - Vol. 7, No. 4

CCLOW is a national feminist organization which promotes the empowerment of women through education. What kind of education leads to empowerment?

In this article, the author "re-visits" the origins and principles of consciousness raising groups, considered to be the foundation of the women's movement and of feminist pedagogy.

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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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Help! (Not-so-good Materials for Learning to Read) (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 3

In this article, the author, in her role as a tutor for an adult literacy student, relates her experience dealing with inappropriate primary adult reading material. She discusses the sexist views and gender stereotyping found throughout the four books she was asked to use to teach a retired tradesman to read.

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The Feminist Revolution in Legal Education (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses two aspects of what she calls the feminist revolution in legal education: the law school curriculum and women's actual experiences in "getting through the day" in law school. The promise (if not yet reality) of feminism is the transformation of legal education - and with it, of law itself.

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Feelings After a Tragedy : Personal or Collective Impressions? (1999)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1999 - Vol. 13, No. 1

In the late afternoon of December 6, 1989 in a classroom at the École polytechnique of the University of Montreal, a young man entered the room, armed with a gun. He separated the women from the men and shot at the women, accusing them of being feminists. Fourteen women died, and ten women and three men were wounded. In this article, the author discusses her personal feelings after the massacre.

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The Equity Franchise (1996)

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

Some female students at the University of Victoria formed the CCC [Chilly Climate Committee], to investigate the climate of the Political Science department and give its faculty some recommendations on how to improve women's experiences in the department. This resulted in backlash and name calling both on campus and off.

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Educating Across Difference: Sistren Theatre Collective (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 3

In this article, the author tells about a workshop she attended at the Fifth Congress of Feminists From Latin America and the Caribbean. The workshop was organized by Sistren, a women's popular education theatre group and dealt with the topic of difference and culture/race/gender/class barriers.

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Doing the Work: A Feminist Perspective on Training in the Private Sector (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No.3/4

In the spring of 1989, Canadian Jobs Strategies (CJS), funded a project called TechPrep for Women, offering women preparatory training for advanced technical-based occupations. This article discusses the problems, objectives, methods and outcomes related to planning and implementing programs of this nature through the private sector.

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