Originally published in 1983, this book not only dissects the intrinsic and oppressive sexism of conventional adult and continuing education, but also argues the case for women-centred education with a powerful and compelling logic. A challenging and controversial book of the time, mixing provocative theories with details of practice in a wide-ranging and readable debate, it addresses the process through which women’s rights to educational equality can be guaranteed.
"Arguably the first feminist analysis of adult education" Daniel Schugurensky
Table of Contents
Preface 1. The Re-emergence of Feminism 2. The Politics of Women’s Oppression 2. The Schooling of Girls 3. The Personal Implication of Women’s Subordination 5. Adult Education – The Historical Construction of Patriarchal Attitudes 6. Adult Education Theory and Practice – A Feminist Critique 7. Continuing Education Reviewed 8. Women’s Studies as an Alternative Model in Adult Education 9. Women’s Education and Radical Politics 10. Work in Progress – a Report from Southampton 11. Liberation Now or Never?