Women's literacy

The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work (1994)

Program-Based Action Research

This book provides a detailed account of a year-long research project undertaken by CCLOW and women (staff and volunteers) involved in adult education and adult literacy programs across Canada. During this project, researchers initiated, observed, and documented the impact of woman-positive activities chosen for their programs. They wanted to challenge the ways in which literacy programs ignored women's lives and needs.

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2003-10-20

Making Connections (1997)

Literacy and EAL Curriculum from a Feminist Perspective

This book arose out of the ongoing work of the Literacy Committee of the CCLOW Board. It is a book of curriculum for women in literacy and English-as-an-additional-language (EAL) programs.

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2003-10-17

Listen to Women in Literacy (1994)

The Power of Woman-Positive Literacy Work

This book explains research done by CCLOW to find out what happened when women in literacy programs decided to do something they thought would be positive for women.

The book can help people understand what the researchers learned about women and literacy. It is hoped it will help readers imagine how to make literacy programs more positive for women. Some programs may use it to start people talking about women in literacy programs.

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2003-10-16

Isolating the Barriers and Strategies for Prevention (1995)

A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Education and Adult Learners

Most of us believe that the right to education, from kindergarten through high school, is fundamental. However, not everyone is able to fully enjoy that right; not everyone is able to obtain an education that is empowering, relevant, safe and useful.

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2003-10-09

Canadian Woman Studies / les cahiers de la femme (1988)

Fall/Winter, Volume 9, Numbers 3&4

This is a feminist quarterly which was founded with the goal of making current writing and research on a wide variety of feminist topics accessible to the largest possible community of women.

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2003-10-09

Discovering the Strength of Our Voices (1991)

Women and Literacy Programs

This report discusses a research project undertaken to:
• examine how gender and the power balance of the male/female relationship affect women's access to, and experience of, literacy programs and how it affects the impact of literacy programs on women
• determine how literacy programs and literacy practice might be changed to better respond to the reality of the lives of adult women learners, and

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2003-10-07

Designing Our Future - Women's Learning, Education & Training in Canada, 2000 & Beyond (2000)

Congress Report, March 2 - 5, 2000

This is a report of a conference on women's learning, education and training in Canada which took place March 2-5, 2000 and was hosted by the Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW), in collaboration with the National Women's Reference Group on Labour Market Issues (NWRG).

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2003-10-07

But I'm Not a Therapist: Furthering Discussion About Literacy Work with Survivors of Trauma (1997)

This report is a brief introduction to the findings of a research project which examines the impacts of abuse on women's literacy learning and explores approaches to literacy programming in the light of these impacts.

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2003-10-02

Adult Basic Education for Women: A Model for Policy Development (1979)

A group of C.C.L.O.W. members agreed to work together to learn about the process of developing policy, and our collective efforts produced this report. We feel that this report is of interest to all those concerned with learning opportunities for women.

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2003-10-02

Celebrating International Literacy Day, September 8, 2002 : Teach the Mothers and Reach The Children (2002)

In the context of International Literacy Day, this article discusses the positive effects of education on mothers, which in turn affects the cognitive development and educational attainment of their children. The author makes specific reference to an organization in Washington DC called Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), which conducts related research and provides training to women.

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2002-08-28

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