Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW)

Theatre for Education (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 4

Academic achievement hasn't come easily to native Canadians. In the small Inuit community of Pond Inlet where the author was an adult educator at the time this article was written, many of her students were casualties of the education system.

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From the Straight Shore to the Labrador: Women's Studies as a Distance Education Course (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 4

In this article, the authors examine the effects of women's studies, offered through distance education, on the women who participate in the course.

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From One Who Works with Crones (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

Discrimination against older women is an educational form of violence in our society. Its ultimate end rationalizes the erasure of women's individual and collective presence, energy and empowerment which often grow and develop as women age. In an ageist and patriarchal society, aging in women is not just considered "ugly," but an outright disease.

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Nairobi to Beijing: How far Have we Come? (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 1

Joan McFarland participated in both the 1985 Forward Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women to the Year 2000 conference in Nairobi, Kenya and the 1995 Platform for Action conference in Beijing. In this article, she is interested in trying to compare what was happening in 1985 and in 1995 in the International Women's Movement.

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Free Space: Consciousness Raising and CCLOW (1990)

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

CCLOW is a national feminist organization which promotes the empowerment of women through education. What kind of education leads to empowerment?

In this article, the author "re-visits" the origins and principles of consciousness raising groups, considered to be the foundation of the women's movement and of feminist pedagogy.

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From Bride Price To Platitudes: A Cross-Cultural Look at Women in Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1

The author's premise in this article is that education in general, and literacy in particular, are gender issues. What, exactly, is the difference between the West African practice of not paying girls' school fees, and the Canadian message to female students to limit their educational horizons? Isn't the Canadian man who refuses to parent in the evening while his wife attends classes helping to deny her access to education?

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Passion and Popular Education: Notes from the Fourth World Assembly on Adult Education (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1

In this article, Shauna Butterwick reports the highlights of her visit to Bangkok, Thailand for the Fourth World Assembly on Adult Education, an exciting, inspiring and sometimes disturbing experience.

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Yukon Native Language Instructors: The Struggle for Recognition (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses the need for and the development of the Yukon Native Language Teachers' Association, in 1989, for the purpose of achieving a salary pay scale, benefits, pension plan and job security.

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Writing About Violence (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

The letter in this article was sent to the editorial collective of CCLOW by a woman who has experienced extreme violence in her life. Morgan McClung clearly expresses the impact, power and control that violence exerts in women's lives. At the same time, because she is able to analyze her past, she helps us understand and gives us hope that we can counteract this violence.

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A Survivor's Fairy Tale (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

This story is a fairy tale the author wrote her "inner children" to honour their incredible wisdom and their incredible pain. She became acquainted with her wounded and wise inner children as she began delving into the horror of her childhood.

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