Gender, Literacy, and Empowerment in Morocco


The field of female literacy in Morocco is devoid of any academic research that is centred on how non-literate women need and acquire literacy. This text fills that gap. Its aim is to contribute to gender research efforts for a better integration of non-literate women in sustainable development. Chapters in this insightful book cover: * conceptions of literacy and related issues * the planning and organization of Moroccan adult literacy campaigns * the learners' characteristics, literacy obstacles, and learning needs * adult literacy and gender. One of the distinctive features of this book is that it does contend itself with revealing the traditional definition of literacy that has not been adopted for more than forty years after the launching of the first literacy campaigns, but it also suggests ways of designing emancipatory and empowering gender based-literacy programs.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004


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