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Author Takayanagi, Taeko, author

Title Informal learning and literacy among Maasai women : education, emancipation and empowerment / Taeko Takayanagi
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Routledge research in international and comparative education
Contents Introduction: exploring the notion of informal learning and literacy from a Maasai women's perspective -- Postcolonial feminist theory -- Women's informal learning and empowerment in the context of development -- Using an ethnological research framework -- Socio-cultural background of the Maasai in Kenya -- Narratives and process observation of village women -- Interview analysis of women's group leaders and bureaucrats
Summary "Informal Learning and Literacy among Maasai Women highlights the importance and role of informal education in the emancipation and development of Maasai village women in Kenya. At present, knowledge and research on the impact of informal learning and literacy on community development is limited, and there is a gap between policy level discussions and women's lived experiences. Using a postcolonial feminist framework, this book sets out to examine linkages between informal learning and literacy, human development and gender inequality. Despite improvements in recent years, access to traditional education remains restricted for many women in rural communities across Kenya. Taeko's book is the first to introduce how Maasai village women utilise informal learning and literacy for collective empowerment as well as to sustain their own well-being and that of their families. It presents the perspectives of both local women and institutions and argues that women's learning is most effective when located within their own sociocultural and political discourses, and when their voices are listened to and heard. This ethnographic research study is a valuable resource that will contribute to the knowledge of literacy from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It is an essential read for those studying or researching information education, development studies and gender, or education, as well as for teachers, community leaders and aid workers"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Sydney, 2017, titled: The power of informal learning and literacy for women in the Maasai community, Kenya
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Taeko Takayanagi is a JSPS Research Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Sydney and her MA in Education from the University of Manchester
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Subject Maasai (African people) -- Education -- Kenya
Non-formal education -- Kenya
Women, Maasai -- Education
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education
EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education
Maasai (African people) -- Education.
Non-formal education.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019981538
ISBN 0429465971
Other Titles Power of informal learning and literacy for women in the Maasai community, Kenya