Empowerment of Women: An Analysis of Gender Training Frameworks for Open Learning Systems
Annu Thomas, Senior Lecturer (Women's Education), School of Continuing Education. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Open learning systems can challenge the conventional processes operating in curriculum design and development in order ro address the need for gender training. An analysis of the existing gender training frameworks would reveal that women's pmcticnl needs for income generation can be actively promoted while at the same time recqnising their strategic needs for confidence building and leadership training inputs. Gender training built around this perspective would serve both practical and strategic gender interests.Institutionalpolicy informs of the nature of gender training. Open learning systems ran choose to adopt gender-specific or gender-transformative policies in design a development of self instructional materials and delivery mechanisms.Collaboratrotion with user agencies such as NGOs/voluntaly organizations is vital during both the developm~nta nd the delivery of gender training courses and programmes. Annu J. Thomas offers some valuable insights in this paper.
Thomas, A. (1996). Empowerment of Women: An Analysis of Gender Training Frameworks for Open Learning Systems. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 5(2), 1-9. Indira Gandhi National Open University.