Women's education

The War on Women in Alberta (1994)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1994 - Vol. 11, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses the 1994 Alberta budget, and its potential and actual impact on women and other disadvantaged groups due to budget cuts to, and the restructuring of, public education.

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Women Do Math and Ms Infinity: Two Projects for Girls Who Like Math (1991)

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

This article is about Ms Infinity and Women Do Math, projects begun in 1987 at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Women Do Math is a one day conference on scientific careers for young women in grades 9 and 10. Ms Infinity began in 1990 under the under the name Women Do Math B.C. and Yukon, as an attempt to spread the idea to more areas and smaller centers.

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Math is a (Wo) man's Subject (1991)

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

In this article, the author, a secondary school mathematics teacher for many years, discusses how she modified both her teaching and curriculum in response to a growing feminist awareness.

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Not Just Pen and Paper: Women's Access to Literacy (1995)

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

The author examines why it is that after years of trying to improve women's literacy skills globally, they continue to be low and, in fact, are declining rather than showing signs of improvement.

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Turning a Male Training Model into a Feminist One: Canadian Jobs Strategy Re-entry (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1986 - Vol. 5, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses Canada Employment Center's Canadian Jobs Strategy (CJS), introduced in 1985. The program focused on employment training rather than on skills development or basic education. Direct work placement for undereducated, unskilled and unemployed individuals was emphasized, with less classroom training.

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Who Gains from the New Skills Training? (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1986 - Vol. 5, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses skill training and how changes in methods of delivery of skill training affect women. She takes a critical look at the current use of terms like "skill" and "competence".

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Men's Studies, Women's Studies and Feminism (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1986 - Vol. 5, No. 2

In this article, the author talks about women's studies in the university setting, its values and goals, its place in the university curriculum, and what it offers students. She also discusses the transition from men's studies to women's studies, and the essential connection of women's studies with feminism.

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Northern Dynamics: Profile of a Women's Resource Service (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1991 - Vol. 8, No. 3/4

This article is about the Northern Women's Resource Service (NWRS), a grassroots organization whose aim is to improve the situation of women and their families in the social, economic, and political spheres. The official opening of a base office of the NWRS in Flin Flon, Manitoba, happened in late August of 1991.

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2004-09-01

Women and University Distance Education in Canada (1990)

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

Distance education is a referring to learning that takes place outside schools, colleges, and university campuses. Students at any level and of any age learn independently through print packages and textbooks, audiotapes or radio, television, satellite and videotape, teleconference, and through computers.

This article discusses distance education, its advantages for women and its use in postsecondary institutions.

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A Life Skills Program for Strippers (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1986 - Vol. 5, No. 1

A group of women from the burlesque/striptease field wanted to develop a self-help support group. They saw themselves as a group marginalized by society and largely ignored by the existing social service system.

A pilot program was implemented and the author was hired as a leader. In this article, the author discusses this life skills coaching program.

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