Mujeres para el dialogo: Un proyecto de educacion popular entre mujeres
AuthorCastillo, Josefina Martha
AdvisorMoll, Luis C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis research focuses on the gender problem within popular education. It is centered on a case study of Mujeres para el Dialogo, a non-governmental organization in Mexico City that draws on popular education techniques to empower grassroots and peasant women. The general theoretical framework is based on critical theory, from which critical pedagogy is developed to establish the connection with popular education. The work also includes a feminist critique to both critical theory and pedagogy, supported by the field work on Mujeres para el Dialogo. The methodological approach is shaped by qualitative analysis such as participatory research, using participant observation, interviews, and review of documentation as analytical tools. Gender, social class, and spirituality were the categories that guided the field work and analysis. Findings suggest the convenience to incorporate gender in popular education techniques in order to procure a more integral methodology in every conscious awareness process, as well as the need to document women's experiences in a historical perspective.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Language, Reading and Culture