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Title:The Role of Literacy in Enhancing Women's Agency and Well -Being: A Qualitative Inquiry of the Effects of the Tostan Educational Program on the Lives of Women in a Rural Community in Senegal
Author(s):Barro, Maimouna Abdoulaye
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Violet Harris
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:The findings suggest that it is not literacy per se, but the overall empowering education process in which women gained access to skills, knowledge, and greater awareness, that allowed them to critically reflect on their social reality and take collective action to transform it.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:241 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/79825
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182220
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005


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