Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 1
Authors: Jan Clarke
This interview is conducted by Jan Clarke, guest editor of this issue of Women's Education des femmes. She interviewed Ursula Franklin, who is well known for her interest in the social impact of technology.
In her distinguished career as an experimental physicist and professor at the University of Toronto, Ursula Franklin influenced many women in their careers in science and technology. As a convinced pacifist, she encouraged all women to become "citizen scientists", that is, to gain a general knowledge of scientific and technical information in order to understand issues which interest them both personally and politically.
Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1983 - Vol. 2, No. 1
Authors: Lisa Avedon
This article describes a Colloquium on the Impact of the National Training Program on Women, sponsored by CCLOW in Toronto, June 18, 1983. Following the Colloquium, several major recommendations made to the Minister of Employment and Immigration, including affirmative action and improved accesses for part-time education.
Women's Education des femmes, Aug. 1984 - Vol. 3, No. 1
Authors: Elizabeth Wilson
In this article, the author discusses celebrations and events which took place to recognize the academic year of 1984 -1985, marking the hundredth anniversary of the admission of women to the University of Toronto as well as at least one of its sister institutions, McGill University in Montreal. The name given to these celebrations was Women in Toronto or WIT.
Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1
In this article, the authors discuss the problem of women in labour migration and tourist-related sexual exploitation.
Women's Education des femmes, March 1983 - vol. 1 no 3.
Authors: Lenore Rogers
This article discusses a session which took place in Japan with the theme: Women's Participation in the Decision Making Process: In the Family, The Workplace, The Community and Formal Political Arenas.
The article, written in English, begins with a summary in French.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 3
Authors: Aisla Thomson
This is an interview with Heather Menzies, an Ottawa-based writer and sometime film-maker whose books include Women and the Chip and Computers on the Job.
A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Education and Adult Learners
Most of us believe that the right to education, from kindergarten through high school, is fundamental. However, not everyone is able to fully enjoy that right; not everyone is able to obtain an education that is empowering, relevant, safe and useful. Women who have lived in violent homes, who have been subjected to physical or sexual abuse, who have experienced systemic violence such as that experienced by many women at residential school, did not receive an education that was safe, empowering, relevant or useful.
This kit about violence and women's education was designed for adult educators and learners. It's main concern is to look at how violence affects a woman's education and her ability to learn. Violence has many faces; it can be of a physical nature, emotional, sexual, racist or concerning one's spirituality. The Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women (CCLOW) established a national working group to oversee this project, with women from all parts of the country contributing to the pilot workshops.
In the document are sections on describing the barriers to women's education, sharing our experiences, creating a better learning environment and resources such as workshop guidelines, a guide to survivor's language, as well as publications, kits and videos to be used as references.
This kit is designed for adult educators and is CCLOW's way of sharing some of our experiences and ideas gathered from documents we have produced in the past and workshops we have conducted across the country . We also hope it will encourage you to think about the issues raised here, to use the ideas and techniques discussed by our authors, to share this material with your learners, to adapt and/or expand these ideas so they suit your learners, and to collect materials from your community.
The kit is available at a cost of $8 plus $2 postage & handling & GST, from CCLOW, 47 Main Street, Toronto, ON M4E 2V6, Tel. (416) 699-1909, Fax (416) 699-2145. E-mail : email@example.com
ISBN 0-921283-13-X (96.11.04)
Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2
Authors: Anne Innis Dagg
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.
In this article, the author discusses how difficult it is for a woman to pursue a career as a professional scientist or engineer.
New Learning Technologies and Women: A Two-day Workshop to Unveil Recent Research Findings & Discuss the Implications
In 1995, CCLOW developed the Janus Project to examine new communications technologies as they related to women's learning. The Project was conceived in two parts: the development of a discussion paper on issues surrounding new technologies and how they affect women's opportunities to learn, and a two-day workshop to discuss the findings of the paper and identity areas for further work.
This document introduces and describes the two-day workshop held March 21-22, 1997 at the Hotel du Fort in Montreal.
New Learning Technologies and Women
This discussion paper is a first step in exploring the impact of new learning technologies on learning opportunities for women in Canada, a process undertaken by CCLOW. The paper is designed to promote discussion and reflection, and to identify issues most important to those who are concerned with women's learning as educators, learners, facilitators, planners and policy makers.