Women's education

Jane Deer in Science: A Sample Case (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

When the author was a student in the Honours Science program at the University of Toronto in the 1950s, there was little expectation that she or the four women in her program would ever become professional scientists. Today, the author states that girls have a far better chance of becoming scientists and engineers if that is their ambition. There are, however, obstacles.

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Hardships, Harsh Realities and Hope (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses violence against women at school, at work, and at home, the effects of violence on learning, strategies to cope with violence, and hope for the future.

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Gaining Visibility: Older Women and Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, Autumn 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses the growing number of aging women in Canada and the lack of educational opportunities available for this group. Aging women are still the "invisible majority" of elderly in Canada, despite their increasing numbers. Current educational opportunities for older women are almost nonexistent.

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I Had a Little Trouble on the Way to a Ph.D. (1994)

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

In this article, the author relates the struggles she experienced while working on her Ph.D. in Education.

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Five Views: The New Brunswick Re-entry Project (1998)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 1

CCLOW's New Brunswick network completed its first re-entry project in May of 1983. To be eligible at the time, a woman had to have been out of the labor force for at least three years. The successful program ran for 20 weeks, cost $75,000 and combined classes with on-the-job training. Fifteen women were trained in non-traditional jobs: security, loss-prevention, plant nursery and printing.

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First Nations Women and Education (1989)

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

In this article, written in 1989, changes made by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) to post-secondary education funding guidelines are discussed. The changes embittered First Nations people and resulted in protests across the country. The controversy left the Canadian public confused and unsure what to think about the issue.

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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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Female Scientists Are Real People! Introducing Girls to Science Careers (1991)

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

In this article, the author discusses a Science and Technology Careers Workshop held in Peterborough, Ontario in 1990. More than forty girls in grades 9 to 11 from Ontario participated in the three-day workshop where one of the main emphases was an attempt to break down the barriers caused by gender stereotyping.

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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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Experiential Learning Recognition (1992)

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

Experiential learning has longer history than theoretical learning. It was the only mode of learning in use until the invention of schools. Its concept is broader than that of classroom learning as it occurs in all human settings: from school to workplace, in personal relationships and through life events. It encompasses all life stages: childhood, adolescence, middle age and old age.

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