Women's literacy

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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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

Women's Basic Education for the Future: Science Training to Save us from Science (1984)

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

In this article, the author expresses her view that under-educated women need to obtain some basic skills in science through which they can successfully participate in training programs for non-traditional occupations.

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The Needs of Visible Minorities in P.E.I (1993)

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

Literacy, training, equity and, finally, employment. Is it that easy in Canada? Easy for women? What is literacy? It is a complex skill, developed from the time you start to walk right up to your use of language today. Reading, writing, listening and speaking not only in your mother tongue but also in English or French, if you want to get a job in Canada.

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Stepping Stones to the Land of the Living (1992)

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

This article discusses the seminar, and the participants of the seminar, which took place in 1991 in El Salvador, "Disabled Women and Functional Literacy." The women attending the seminar came from all over Central America: Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador. They came to learn about writing.

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Literacy for Whom? Women with Disabilities Marginalized (1991)

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

Almost half of the people with disabilities in Canada are illiterate, and even greater numbers are illiterate in the developing regions of the world. Disabled women are less likely to be literate than disabled men. Disabled people, particularly disabled women, need specific consideration within the learner population. Literacy is both a gender issue and a disability issue.

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Literacy as Threat/Desire (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 3 & Spring 1999, Vol. 13, No. 1

This article is an excerpt of the original version of a paper presented at a conference held in Vancouver in 1986. It concerns interviews conducted by Kathleen Rockhill with over 100 Latino immigrant women and some Spanish-speaking natives in Southern California. These particular women were interviewed because in this area of California, most people identified as illiterate were not native speakers of English.

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Interview: Asseny Muro & Patricia Mbughumi (1988)

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

This interview was conducted by Joan McFarland, CCLOW's New Brunswick Director in 1988. She interviewed Asseny Muro, then principle academic officer at the National Correspondence Institute operated by the Ministry of Education of Tanzania and based in Dares-Salaam. Also interviewed was Patricia Mbughumi of the Institute of Swahili Research at the same university.

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We Willin' to Learn (1985)

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

This article is about a visit in 1985 to Canada by Mike Browne, National coordinator of the St. Vincent Union of Teachers Adult Education Program. He visited Canada from St. Vincent, a tiny country in the West Indies, to gain support for the St. Vincent literacy project and to make links with literacy project and adult education projects in Canada.

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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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