Publication Type : Conference Paper
Thematic Areas : Humanitarian-Robotics-HCI
Publisher : Proceedings of INTED2018 Conference.
Source : Proceedings of INTED2018 Conference 5th-7th March 2018, Valencia, Spain, 2018.
Campus : Amritapuri
School : Center for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, Department of Social Work
Center : Ammachi labs, Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality
Department : Social Work
Year : 2018
Abstract : This article deals with the place of peer teaching with the use of ICT in Indian villages. Peer teaching has been studied for over 30 years and research findings suggest that it is effective in bringing about learning of academic subject among school-children in schools in Western countries. Our work is on peer teaching in India, a developing country, where woman adults are taught employment skills in non-formal school situations in villages. We also present the important roles of ICT in peer teaching. In addition, peer teaching in these villages has women exploring their vulnerabilities and ways to overcome them, thereby encouraging their empowerment and, vicariously, that of their daughters. Conclusions about the effectiveness of peer teaching with ICT is shown to be culturally-bound where some of what we know from Western societies cannot be transferred directly to non-Western cultures.
Cite this Research Publication : Rao R. Bhavani and Strauss, S., “Adult Women’s Empowerment: Learning through peer teaching in ICT enhanced courses around employment skills and social issues in Indian villages”, in Proceedings of INTED2018 Conference 5th-7th March 2018, Valencia, Spain, 2018.