Informal Learning and Literacy among Maasai Women

Using a postcolonial feminist framework, this book sets out to examine linkages between informal learning and literacy, human development and gender inequality.

Author: Taeko Takayanagi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429880247

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Informal Learning and Literacy among Maasai Women highlights the importance and role of informal education in the emancipation and development of Maasai village women in Kenya. At present, knowledge and research on the impact of informal learning and literacy on community development is limited, and there is a gap between policy level discussions and women’s lived experiences. Using a postcolonial feminist framework, this book sets out to examine linkages between informal learning and literacy, human development and gender inequality. Despite improvements in recent years, access to traditional education remains restricted for many women in rural communities across Kenya. Takayangi’s book is the first to introduce how Maasai village women utilise informal learning and literacy for collective empowerment as well as to sustain their own well-being and that of their families. It presents the perspectives of both local women and institutions and argues that women’s learning is most effective when located within their own socio-cultural and political discourses, and when their voices are listened to and heard. This ethnographic research study is a valuable resource that will contribute to the knowledge of literacy from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It is an essential read for those studying or researching information education, development studies and gender, or education, as well as for teachers, community leaders and aid workers.
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From Outrage to Courage

Initially an informal home - based study group for girls , Jifunze ( which in Swahili means “ teaching oneself ... The Jifunze project was founded in 1988 by two women — a Maasai kindergarten teacher and an American resident - to ...

Author: Anne Firth Murray


ISBN: UOM:39076002710999

Category: History

Page: 311

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Women in poorer countries face daunting health injustices--and they are fighting back.
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Rural Women

1687 SINGHATE , S. K. The importance of training women at all levels : the Gambia experience . ... ( 2 ) the Development Education Programme 1974-85 ; ( 3 ) leadership training among the Maasai ; ( 4 ) the story of women's groups ...

Author: C.A.B. International

Publisher: North Amer Cab International

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008918794

Category: Rural women

Page: 271

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This annotated bibliography contains nearly 1900 records taken from over 500 serial publications. It provides extensive coverage of the literature relating to women and rural development in the Third World, including many issues and topics currently receiving increased attention.
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Rural Extension Education and Training Abstracts

This paper considers the informal sector to be ubiquitous in rural and urban areas of the Third World . ... ( 2 ) the Development Education Programme 1974-85 ; ( 3 ) leadership training among the Maasai ; ( 4 ) the story of women's ...



ISBN: MINN:31951P00022938W

Category: Agricultural extension work


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Bibliographic Guide to Black Studies

academic literacy in a South African context / Lynn Hewlett -- Academic lilcracics / Brian V. Succi -- An agenda for research on ixt ... thc blcak future of Maasai women in Handeni and Kilcio Districts , Tanzania / Ulrike von Mivlall .

Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


ISBN: UOM:39015065653829

Category: African Americans


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Narok County

1.19.3 Literacy The literacy level in the county is about 63 per cent . The women literacy level is 31 per cent compared to men at 69 per cent . To address this gap there is need for advocacy on education and empowerment of the ...

Author: Kenya. Ministry of Devolution and Planning


ISBN: UIUC:30112096394066

Category: Economic development


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Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development ... 446 liquid propane gas ( LPG ) , 293b7.17 literacy , 89 , 622 among women , 271 digital , 394 financial , 111 as goal of self - help groups , 65b2.15 impact of bicycles on ...

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: MINN:31951D02903627P

Category: Political Science

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"The Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook provides an up-to-date understanding of gender issues with rich compilation of compelling evidence of good practices and lessons learned to guide practitioners in integrating gender dimensions into agricultural projects and programs. The Sourcebook is a joint product of the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and contributions from more than 100 writers and reviewers." --Résumé de l'éditeur.
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Telling Young Lives

See also computers interpreters , for Deaf , 179 , 181 , 191 invisibility , 125 , 133 Iraq , 193–95 , 199 , 203-4 ... 66-67 , 82-83 Maasai , 10 , 148-63 ; coming - of - age ceremony dispute and , 158-60 Maasai Women's Forum ( MWF ...

Author: Craig Jeffrey


ISBN: UOM:39015073629597

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Telling Young Lives presents more than a dozen fascinating, ethnograph-ically informed portraits of young people facing rapid changes in society and politics from different parts of the world. From a young woman engaged in agricultural labor in the High Himalayas to a youth activist based in Tanzania, the distinctive voices from the U.K., India, Germany, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Bosnia Herzegovina, provide insights into the active and creative ways these youths are addressing social and political challenges such as war, hunger and homelessness. Telling Young Lives has great appeal for classroom use in geography courses and makes a welcome contribution to the growing field of “young geographies,” as well as to politics and political geography. Its focus on individual portraits gives readers a fuller, more vivid picture of the ways in which global changes are reshaping the actual experiences and strategies of young people around the world.
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Sociological Abstracts

Inter - group Dynamics , Social Identity and ParticipaReview Essay ; SA05165 tion in Collective “ Disorder ” at the ... the State in Contemporary Two Cultures after All ?; SA03746 Vietnam ; SA04414 A Society on the Border of Literacy ...

Author: Leo P. Chall


ISBN: STANFORD:36105112366377

Category: Sociology


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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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