Women's issues

State of the Field Report for Health and Adult Learning (2007)

The Adult Working Group, the author of this report, is a committee of the Health and Learning Knowledge Centre. The purpse of this report is to make generalizations about the existing literature, both practitioner-based and academic, related to the health and learning of adults. This report also identifies gaps in this literature and makes recommendations with respect to promising lines of inquiry for the future.

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2008-12-15

Women's Art & Literacies: Scaffolding learning & supporting, planning & participation through a series of art workshops (2007)

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In 2006 - 2007, Quality Learning New Brunswick worked with women living in one of New Brunswick's largest public housing neighbourhoods to develop and deliver a series of art workshops.

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2008-03-12

Creating Inner and Outer Sacred Space: An Adult Learner Program's Wholistic Approach to Supporting Low-income Women Who Have Been Impacted by Violence (2004)

Roanna Yangco undertook this research while working at the Adult Literacy Program in Dorchester, Massachusetts which is housed in a multi-service center/shelter for single mothers and their children.

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2007-05-02

The Good Mother (2006)

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Literacy Advice to Mothers in the Twentieth Century

Suzanne Smythe's theseis explores literacy advice to parents as a gendered practice of power rather than an institutional truth.

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2006-10-20

Breaking the Cycle of Violence (2003)

Resources for Literacy Workers

This book is a resource for literacy workers. One of its focus is on the challenges of people having limited literacy skills when they attempt to access counselling services. It also includes information for workers who may be working with victims of abuse and violence.

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2005-11-23

Literacy and Gender (1996)

In this item the writer explores: the lack of focus on women in the approaches to adult literacy programs and in literacy literature; the learner-centred approach—what might benefit some may not benefit others; studies that have suggested that women learn in particular ways; family literacy programs, to see what messages they give to women about women's roles; inequalities taken for granted in women's lives and issues of power; violence in wom

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2005-10-26

Violence and Learning: Taking Action (2004)

During this project, literacy and adult educators were invited to share and build knowledge about the impacts of violence on learning and ways to address them. Through workshops, an online course, research projects and other activities, three co-facilitators and the project participants explored ways to break silences about violence and to create environments to support learning for all.

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2005-07-19

Changing Paths (2002)

A literacy & life skills program for women in conflict with the law

In 1998, a program was undertaken by the Edmonton John Howard Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, with the collaborative support of numerous community-based agencies and organizations. This program was especially designed for women who were in, or at risk of being in, conflict with the law.

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2005-05-11

Defining the Future: Embracing our Girls (2004)

A Community-Based Needs Evaluation

This report discusses a project dedicated to understanding the experiences of a group of female youths in Melfort, Saskatchewan and to finding ways of creating positive change in their world. The group appeared to be having a hard time dealing with everyday life.

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2005-04-01

Literacy & Inuit Women (2001)

Workshop Report to Pauktuutit

This report describes a literacy workshop that was carried out at Pauktuutit's Annual General Meeting on October 27, 2000. The purpose of the workshop was to involve Inuit women across the north in a conversation about literacy in their communities.

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2005-02-11

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