Women's Education des femmes, Dec 1983 - vol. 2 no. 2
Authors: Sandy Campbell Budden
This article discusses a program designed to enable women to build skills in computers, math, research and problem solving; to acquire knowledge of the special features of the contemporary work world created by computers and allied technologies and to develop an attitude to learning and change that could best be described as pro-active rather than reactive.
Authors: Dorothy Mackeracher
This report was written for the Canadian Committee on Learning Opportunities for Women as part of a three month project to investigate policy development around the needs and problems facing women who are, or would like to be, involved in various learning activities, educational agencies, and/or training programs.
Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3
Authors: Wendy Burton
This article discusses the situation of women and their access to community colleges in British Columbia.
Women's Education des femmes, Summer1 1985 - Vol. 3, No. 4
This article is about a model for women's bridging and skills-training programs in Toronto. The programs are small in size, locally controlled, informal, and attune to the special learning needs of women. The participants prefer this type of training to a more traditional institutional form.
Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1
Authors: Mala Naraine
Studies show that although women enter undergraduate level programs in about the same proportions as men, they are still under-represented at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. In gaining access to higher education women usually encounter obstacles resulting from a lack of financial resources, inadequate child care, the need to arrange special transportation (especially for those with physical disabilities), inflexible course scheduling, and outdated cultural mores which do not acknowledge women's right to have both a career and a family life.
In this article, the author discusses a study she carried out to examine some of the barriers which women may or may not have encountered and to explore the significant factors that deter women from pursuing graduate work.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 3
Authors: Susan Gray Dueck
This article discusses the seminar, and the participants of the seminar, which took place in 1991 in El Salvador, "Disabled Women and Functional Literacy." The women attending the seminar came from all over Central America: Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador. They came to learn about writing. Every woman in the room had a disability and craved empowerment within societies that see them as sick, helpless and pitiful.
Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4
What is the effect of violence on education? There are many children in our school systems who are labeled as "hyper", socially retarded, with behavioral problems, etc. We have readiness classes for the children who are unable to function properly in regular classrooms. These children are not "bad kids" as many people believe. They are trying the best that they can to survive. So often they are asking for help through their behaviour.
In the stories in this article, some of the women tell us what they endured as children. They tell us why they couldn't concentrate during class time, why they didn't have time to study for exams, why they came to school hungry or tired. Even though these things happened many years ago, their memories are as clear as though they were in school yesterday.
Women's Education des femmes, March 1984 - vol. 2 no. 3
Authors: Martha Colquhoun
In this article, the author discusses the lack of women's studies in Manitoba high schools in the 1980's.
Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2
Authors: Kathryn Bindon
This article is a personal account of an attempt to establish a new engineering program in one Canadian university. It was hoped in this manner to address how the numbers of women studying engineering, and remaining in the field as both practitioners and teachers, might be increased.
Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991- Vol. 9, No. 1
Authors: Mary Vickers
This article provides information on the "Summer Science" program for girls aged 9 to 12 years presented by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST). The initial program, which took place in 1984, was so promising that the project continued under SCWIST sponsorship for the next four summers. In 1989 SCWIST published Imagine the Possibilities, a resource book for other groups wanting to present similar workshops.