Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW)

Older Women and Gerontology: You Inherit Your Model (1990)

Women's Education des femmes, Autumn 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses our aging population and the field of gerontology.

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A National Employment Equity Network (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

The publication of the employers' reports under the Employment Equity Act in 1988 stimulated new interest in efforts to improve federal employment equity. Many groups felt that the reports illustrated the weakness of the Act.

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Mairi St. John Macdonald and Joan Brown Hicks: A Conversation (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, 1979-1989 - Vol. 7, No. 2

Mairi St. John Macdonald was the first national president of CCLOW, from 1979-1982. Joan Brown Hicks was CCLOW's president from 1985-1986.

This article features conversations among the author and these former presidents of CCLOW.

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Looking Forward Through the Past: Recalling Nellie McClung (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, 1979-1989 - Vol. 7, No. 2

1989 marked the tenth anniversary of CCLOW. It was also the 60th anniversary of one of the most famous cases in Canadian legal history, the famous Person's Case, in which women were declared legally "persons" in the matter of rights and privileges, as well as in the matter of pains and penalties.

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Life Writing: Empowerment for the Future (1994)

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

Women who have been victims of violence, whether verbal, emotional, psychological, or physical, often have been deprived of some part of their education. Coping with violence at home, in society, or at school can make it impossible to find the energy and concentration required in the classroom.

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Learning to Change, Reel to Real (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 3

“We know now that an abusive childhood can lead to an abusive marriage and so the picture spins, reel to reel.”

In this article, the author tells of her history of abuse and how, through education and perseverance, she broke the cycle of abuse.

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Lack of Child Care A Barrier to Women Learners (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - Vol. 4, No. 4

Child care which is affordable, accessible, and flexible is an issue for women's learning. It is also an equality issue. Child care for women who are students and trainees is one of these barriers at the "outer gate".

The Halifax Committee of CCLOW prepared this brief for presentation to the Parliamentary Committee on Child Care.

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Jane Deer in Science: A Sample Case (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

When the author was a student in the Honours Science program at the University of Toronto in the 1950s, there was little expectation that she or the four women in her program would ever become professional scientists. Today, the author states that girls have a far better chance of becoming scientists and engineers if that is their ambition. There are, however, obstacles.

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Help! (Not-so-good Materials for Learning to Read) (1995)

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

In this article, the author, in her role as a tutor for an adult literacy student, relates her experience dealing with inappropriate primary adult reading material. She discusses the sexist views and gender stereotyping found throughout the four books she was asked to use to teach a retired tradesman to read.

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Hardships, Harsh Realities and Hope (1996)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1996 - Vol. 12, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses violence against women at school, at work, and at home, the effects of violence on learning, strategies to cope with violence, and hope for the future.

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