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Participatory Evaluation Among Rural Women: Charting The Birth Of Articulation And Power, Jane T. Benbow Jan 1997

Participatory Evaluation Among Rural Women: Charting The Birth Of Articulation And Power, Jane T. Benbow

Gender and Development

A description of a pilot project to integrate women in Rose Hall, St. Vincent, Barbados into rural development. The book details the process whereby the women chose their own path to development. Their successful activities include creating adult education and pre-school programs and building a community center, illustrating how women in Rose Hall “do” development through their leadership and vision for their community’s development. By addressing important theoretical and practical implications of the project, this book makes a valuable contribution to the women in development discourse.


African Women Organizing: Four Ways Of Seeing, Marla J. Solomon Jan 1990

African Women Organizing: Four Ways Of Seeing, Marla J. Solomon

Gender and Development

A study which looks at women’s organizations in Africa from various perspectives, including those which seeks “ways of seeing and knowing that move forward a feminist agenda,” and celebrates the experiences of being “woven in the text."

This study is an effort to seek a deeper understanding of women's organizations in Africa, with the belief that understanding informs action. This search proceeds through several phases. First, I discuss how the way we "see" organizations influences how we work with them and create them. Starting with that idea, I develop a rationale for trying to view women's organizations ...


Women In Development: An Alternative Analysis, Patricia Maguire Jan 1984

Women In Development: An Alternative Analysis, Patricia Maguire

Gender and Development

An overview of the women in development effort (WID) that includes chapters on WID theory, critical analysis of AID and UN agency projects and alternative approaches to WID. A bibliography contains nearly 150 sources.


Gender And Development: Women Centered Training, Janis Droegkamp, Fredi Munger Jan 1979

Gender And Development: Women Centered Training, Janis Droegkamp, Fredi Munger

Gender and Development

This note details issues and strategies pertinent to training for women. It outlines principles and assumptions behind women-centered training and presents a six-step training design. A variety of exercises are used throughout the text to help readers clarify their own attitudes toward the issues and practice their training skills.

The goal of this paper is to define, generate and present for discussion a general women-centered training design model. Such a model could be used by trainers to create local workshops, skills building projects, seminars, conferences or other training programs which would be women-centered, responsive to specific objectives and in keeping ...


Women Centered Training, Janis Droegkamp, Fredi Munger Jan 1979

Women Centered Training, Janis Droegkamp, Fredi Munger

Gender and Development

The goal of this paper is to define, generate and present for discussion a general women-centered training design model. Such a model could be used by trainers to create local workshops, skills building projects, seminars, conferences or other training programs which would be women-centered, responsive to specific objectives and in keeping with local customs, resources and constraints.

The paper is divided into two sections. In the first section, general principles and assumptions influencing the thinking of the authors regarding women-centered training are presented. After a brief explanation, these assumptions guide a first attempt at defining purposes, perspectives and rationales for ...


The Impact Of A Diversified Educational Program On Career Goals: Tororo Girls' School In The Context Of Girls' Education In Uganda, David R. Evans, Gordon L. Schimmel Jan 1970

The Impact Of A Diversified Educational Program On Career Goals: Tororo Girls' School In The Context Of Girls' Education In Uganda, David R. Evans, Gordon L. Schimmel

Gender and Development

The research reported in this study was undertaken as part of an ongoing relatioship between the Government of Uganda, USAID, and the University of Massachusetts. The study was occasioned by a desire on the part of all the parties to better understand the impact of Tororo Girls' School and the implications of its diversified program in the context of Girls' education in Uganda. While too soon for evaluation of a school which had been in operation only five years, there was nevertheless considerable interest in looking at the contribution of the school to the education of girls in Uganda. There ...