Revisiting Gender Training - The Making and Remaking of Gender Knowledge: A Global Sourcebook


Mukhopadhyay, Maitrayee, and Franz Wong. 2007. Revisiting Gender Training - The Making and Remaking of Gender Knowledge: A Global Sourcebook (Gender, Society and Development Series). Oxford: Oxfam Publishing.

Authors: Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay, Franz Wong


Gender training proliferated in the 1990s and gained ground with the emphasis on gender mainstreaming, a strategy adopted at the 1995 Fourth World Conference of Women in Beijing. At present gender training is increasingly being questioned as a tool and as a concept to engender development due to its disappointing performance to contribute to gender equality.

Bringing together case studies and analyses of gender training from different country and regional contexts, this book revisits much of the thinking behind gender education and training. Together, the book’s authors explore the explicit and, more often, implicit assumptions in gender training about the nature of knowledge (epistemology), imparting knowledge (pedagogy) and knowing (cognition).

This book, the tenth in the Gender, Society and Development: Global Sourcebooks Series, features case studies and an extensive and up-to-date annotated bibliography of international resources, in print and online, making it a truly global sourcebook on the topic.

Topics: Development, Education, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality

Year: 2007

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