Monday, 22 of September of 2014

Category » Women's Education & Economic Opportunity

Women Immigrants: Fear, Education, and Economics

Women make up more than 50% of the adult ed population; in ESL classes, they are more than 60%. Consider how to take the unique concerns of women learners into account in adult ed programming and teaching.

by Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, 2010-2011 President of NCL

This blog post is cross-posted on Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s FemChat blog. See more women’s news there.

Women make up more than 50% of the adult ed population; in ESL classes, they are more than 60% (NRS tables, 2008-2009). How much are we taking the unique concerns of women learners into account in our programming and teaching? In March, Women’s History Month, I was able to attend several events focused on women immigrants and the role and challenges…

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Women’s Role in the Economy

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By Heidi Silver-Pacuilla with Elizabeth Lower-Basch of Center for Law and Social Policy, Kevin Miller of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Mev Miller of WE LEARN, Gloria Mwase of Jobs for the Future, Margaret Patterson of GED Testing Service, and Heide Spruck Wrigley of Literacywork, International

What is the role of literacy and education on women’s economic contribution?

December 2010 was a banner month for advocates and scholars interested in this question.

The National Coalition for Literacy (NCL) and the Institute for Women’s Policy…

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Public Policy Forum: Women’s Education and Economic Opportunity: The Role of Literacy

A Public Policy Forum on Women’s Education and Economic Opportunity: The Role of Literacy will be held in Washington, DC, Wednesday, December 1, from 9:00am – 2:00pm jointly sponsored by the National Coalition for Literacy and the Institute on Women’s Policy Research.  There is no cost and lunch is provided. Continental breakfast will be provided starting at 8:30am.  Plan to stay for informal networking till 3:00pm.

This Forum will bring together advocacy organizations, policymakers from Congress and federal agencies, and researchers to share what we know, what we still need to know, and what…

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