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Title: Changing Women: The Country Women's Association of NSW as a Learning Site
Contributor(s): Hanstock, Robyn Esther (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4045
Abstract: The paper investigates my research into the many and varied ways in which the Country Women's Association of New South Wales educates women in its membership, their families, and the wider public. My research utilises several areas of adult education theory to investigate the way women learn in, and are educated by, their service and leisure organisations. The CWA is one of the major focuses of the research and Mezirow's theory of transformative learning is emerging as a significant vehicle of change in the lives of its members. In addition to that, the social capital accrued by the CWA is bringing public recognition of the value and relevance of the organisation. This is especially so, at the time of this writing, with the recent broadcast of an ABC series on the CWA. In the paper I will show the way that the Country Women's Association is educating the public to transform its perception of a 'tea and scones' image to one of a relevant and active organisation. The renewed image is of a community of women which brings enrichment and even change to the lives of both rural and city members alike through the learning which takes place in their lives.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 2nd Annual Faculty of The Professions Postgraduate Research Conference: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research, Armidale, Australia, 3rd - 6th July, 2007
Conference Details: 2nd Annual Faculty of The Professions Postgraduate Research Conference: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research, Armidale, Australia, 3rd - 6th July, 2007
Source of Publication: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, p. 27-35
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.une.edu.au/faculties/professions/Resources/2007proceedings.pdf
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