Women and Literacy: Moving to Power and Participation: Women's Studies Quarterley

Women and Literacy: Moving to Power and Participation: Women's Studies Quarterley

by Mev Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558614729

ISBN-13: 9781558614727

Pub. Date: 06/01/2004

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The

In this collection, adult learners and practitioners from adult education and women's studies raise significant questions about literacy and women, identity, and power. From prison education to refugee advocacy, contributors offer detailed analyses of how women's literacy affects their families and communities, and ultimately contributes to knowledge production and

Overview

In this collection, adult learners and practitioners from adult education and women's studies raise significant questions about literacy and women, identity, and power. From prison education to refugee advocacy, contributors offer detailed analyses of how women's literacy affects their families and communities, and ultimately contributes to knowledge production and social change. An annotated bibliography and a sample syllabus enrich the pedagogical discussion. Both US and international perspectives are represented through essays, personal accounts, and poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558614727
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial6
Literacy/Literacies: Meanings, Theories, and Practices
Literacy Practices: An Alternative Definition for Women-Focused Institutions, Pedagogy, and Research28
The Meanings of Literacy: A Participatory Action Research Project Involving Women with Disabilities43
Literacy Groups in Ghana: Liberation with Limitation59
Rethinking Adult Literacy Training: An Analysis Through a Third World Feminist Perspective73
Reading/Writing: Survival, Health, and Well-Being
Stories of Women, Words, and Well-Being: The Effect of Literacy on Women's Health90
"My Way Out of This Life is an Education"100
Spaces of Possibility: The Place of Writing in Urban Drug Treatment115
"But Is It Education"? The Challenge of Creating Effective Learning for Survivors of Trauma130
Functions/Freedoms: Work, Welfare, and Identity
Designing Women: Gender and Power in Welfare-to-Work Educational Programs147
"But I Have a Bigger Future Than I Thought": The Voices of Student Parents after Welfare Reform163
Multiple Literacies and Identities: The Experiences of Two Women Refugees179
Learning Community: Popular Education and Homeless Women196
Literacy as Illuminated By Literature and Poetry
Toward a New Learning System: A Freirean Reading of Sapphire's Push213
P.iled h.ip D.eep (poetry)224
Literacy at City Tech (poetry)225
Literacy Through Poetry: A Pilot Project for Women in the Republic of Yemen226
Sheherazad (poetry)244
Sleeping dreams (poetry)246
Things to Write With (prose)248
Her Mother's Quiet Houses (poetry)256
Pedagogical Concerns, Resources, and Book Reviews
Annotated Bibliography: Women and Literacy258
Building Literacy into Courses: Syllabus and Pedagogical Considerations272
Literacy as Snake Oil: Beyond the Quick Fix285
Madeline Arnot's Reproducing Gender? Essay on Educational Theory and Feminist Politics288

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