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Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from Experience

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altMev Miller & Kathleen P. King, Editors, Information Age Publishing, 2009

Paperback: 978-1-60752-083-2 | Hardcover: 978-1-60752-084-9

Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from Experience is the first comprehensive collection of writing from the field by everyday educators who experience the joys and challenges, creativity and barriers to acknowledge or integrate innovative solutions to support women’s learning needs in adult basic education and literacy settings. It reveals the many ways in which addressing women’s empowerment through literacy continues to impact lives. altTable of Contents & “Revealing the Structure of the Book”

Praise for Empowering Women Through Literacy…

… the book is more than a collection of experiences; it challenges readers to rethink their conceptions of women’s empowerment, social change, and the goals as well as the limitations of literacy education. Perhaps breaking hearts is an appropriate aim for a book such as this, as it invites us to open our hearts as well as our minds to this challenge. – Elizabeth Hayes, Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, Spring 2011

One important lesson this book offers the layperson is a warning that, increasingly, the affective, motivational, and community aspects of literacy learning are being sacrificed to a more narrow, skills-based approach.…The caution suggested by this book is that a narrow approach is simply not effective for adult women; it marginalizes them, as it does their teachers. For teachers in adult literacy programs,Empowering Women Through Literacyprovides support as well as a fund of ideas for teaching and learning. – Martha Kaplan, Feminist Collections (v. 31, nos. 1–2, Winter–Spring 2010)