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Feminist Literacy and Numeracy – A Path to Empowerment for Grassroots Women: Abstract and Blog List

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This paper was written as a final requirement for my field work with the Center for Women’s Resources from November 2012 to March 2013.

It was my honor to have carried out the LITNUM (literacy and numeracy) program that they had developed and started years ago, and to have also conducted the organization’s first analysis and review of  the LITNUM modules created for the past classes.

Members and Friends of the CWR during one of many One Billion Rising preparatory activities at the Sunken Garden

Members and Friends of the CWR during one of many One Billion Rising preparatory activities at the Sunken Garden

This paper has been divided into the following blogs:

Title, Dedication and Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

Center for Women’s Resources

CWR Activities from November 2012 to March 2013

The Fieldwork Plan

Conceptions of Literacy: Review of Related Literature

Teaching and the Whole Language Philosophy

Teaching and Feminist Counselling 

Lesson Planning and Curriculum Development              

A Whole Language / Feminist Classroom: A Tool of Empowerment for Women

Reclaiming and Redefining: Triumphs and Challenges                   

A Review of LITNUM Modules Developed for Previous Classes           

Recommendations for Future LITNUM Module Development    

Working with the CWR: Insights into Feminist Learnings


Next: TitleDedication and Acknowledgements


Author: cindycatz: occasional pianist and coffee shop philosopher

fond of the sun, sky, sea, sand and starfish; passionate about literacy, education, media, feminisms, development, popular culture, counterculture, migration phenomenon, anthropology and the fourth world; fascinated with crochet, sushi-making, fiction, creative non-fiction, storytelling, some films and series | books and comics | anime and manga | music and videos | bands and groupies, Latin and Italian, mom-and-pop consumerism, tavern bards and cafe philosophers, trinkets and bric-a-bracs, and steampunk and lolita couture; and absolutely enamored with nail polish and bag charms, frappucinos and margaritas, conversations and moments, her 41 year-old piano, and - of course - CATS. credentials? visit &

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