Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW)

Gender and Math: Putting Differences in Perspective (1996)

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

In this article, the author examines gender differences in achievement among mathematics students, and the importance of changing negative perceptions.

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Gaining Visibility: Older Women and Education (1990)

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

In this article, the author discusses the growing number of aging women in Canada and the lack of educational opportunities available for this group. Aging women are still the "invisible majority" of elderly in Canada, despite their increasing numbers. Current educational opportunities for older women are almost nonexistent.

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Four Entrepreneurs in Cape Breton (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 4

On the Island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a number of women have successfully launched new ventures. An account of their experiences provides an interesting case study for two reasons. First, women have not been traditionally involved in business in this area because development efforts have focused on resource based industries such as coal and steel.

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Foreigners to the Culture: Women in Trades and Technologies (1991)

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

In 1983, women made up about three percent of the apprenticeable trades and slightly more of the technologies. This number had barely increased from ten years before. It seems, that although there is an increase in the number of women entering the trades and technologies, many are not staying. The reason is not that they don't like the work, but because they can't stand the environment.

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Five Views: The New Brunswick Re-entry Project (1998)

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

CCLOW's New Brunswick network completed its first re-entry project in May of 1983. To be eligible at the time, a woman had to have been out of the labor force for at least three years. The successful program ran for 20 weeks, cost $75,000 and combined classes with on-the-job training. Fifteen women were trained in non-traditional jobs: security, loss-prevention, plant nursery and printing.

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First Nations Women and Education (1989)

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

In this article, written in 1989, changes made by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (DIAND) to post-secondary education funding guidelines are discussed. The changes embittered First Nations people and resulted in protests across the country. The controversy left the Canadian public confused and unsure what to think about the issue.

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The Feminist Revolution in Legal Education (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses two aspects of what she calls the feminist revolution in legal education: the law school curriculum and women's actual experiences in "getting through the day" in law school. The promise (if not yet reality) of feminism is the transformation of legal education - and with it, of law itself.

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Female Scientists Are Real People! Introducing Girls to Science Careers (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses a Science and Technology Careers Workshop held in Peterborough, Ontario in 1990. More than forty girls in grades 9 to 11 from Ontario participated in the three-day workshop where one of the main emphases was an attempt to break down the barriers caused by gender stereotyping.

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Feelings After a Tragedy : Personal or Collective Impressions? (1999)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1999 - Vol. 13, No. 1

In the late afternoon of December 6, 1989 in a classroom at the École polytechnique of the University of Montreal, a young man entered the room, armed with a gun. He separated the women from the men and shot at the women, accusing them of being feminists. Fourteen women died, and ten women and three men were wounded. In this article, the author discusses her personal feelings after the massacre.

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The Federal Contractors Program: Two Views of the Problems (1989)

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

The introduction of the Federal Contractors Program in 1986 was to be a means of bringing equity to women working or wishing to work as faculty and staff in a number of Canadian universities and colleges. In this article, the author discusses this program and suggests changes that could make the program more effective.

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