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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps; 1982; 685 pages)
View the documentThe Farallones Institute Rural Center
View the documentCHP International, INC.
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPhase I: Introduction to training
Open this folder and view contentsPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
close this folderPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
View the documentPhase III Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Maternal and child health: part 1
View the documentSession 2. The path of the sun
View the documentSession 3. Introduction to pedal/treadle power
View the documentSession 4. Design considerations for pedal/treadle power
View the documentSession 5. Classical mechanics: principles of pedal/treadle power
View the documentSession 6. Use of appropriate aids to communication
View the documentSession 7. Maternal and child health: part 2
View the documentSession 8. Part one: familiarization with materials and tools
View the documentSession 8. Part two: familiarization with the bicycle
View the documentSession 9. Introduction to design considerations
View the documentSession 10. Presentation of designs
View the documentSession 11. Construction of pedal/treadle-powered devices
View the documentSession 12. Blacksmithing and metalwork
View the documentSession 13. Appropriate technologies for health
View the documentSession 14. Case studies in community health
View the documentSession 15. Preparation for pedal/treadle presentations* *
View the documentSession 16. Heat transfer
View the documentSession 17. The role of the volunteer in development: international development part 1: the green revolution: successes and failures
View the documentSession 18. Presentation of pedal/treadle-power devices
View the documentSession 19. Volunteers in development part one. women in development
View the documentSession 20. Mid-program evaluation part one : program evaluation
Open this folder and view contentsPhase IV: Solar water heaters
Open this folder and view contentsPhase V: Solar agricultural dryers
Open this folder and view contentsPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
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Session 19. Volunteers in development part one. women in development

Total time:

2 hours


* To identify and discuss some of the issues of women in development (WID)
* To begin to clarify views, expectations and assumptions about women in developing countries


Tinker, "The Adverse Impact of Development on Women," in Women and World Development, pp. 1-9


Newsprint and felt-tip pens, props for the skits, i.e., cloth for clothing, hats, baskets, bowls.

Trainer Notes

This session will require some preparation. You will need copies of the Tinker article. It should be distributed ahead of time to allow participants an opportunity to read it before the session. Also, gather a selection of items that can be used as props for the skits (see Materials).


Step 1. (5 minutes)
Post the objectives and outline the session activities.

Step 2. (10 minutes)
Refer to the Tinker article and have the participants identify some of the major topics concerning women in development Facilitate questions and comments about the issues involved in each topic.

Trainer Notes

* Mention the following women in development topics: urbanization, the introduction of new technology, education, the change in women's roles, and the growth of a cash economy.

* Record the topics on newsprint for use in the next WID session (Phase IV: Session 12).

Step 3. (30 minutes)
Have the participants form small groups and develop a 10-minute skit using one of the topics from the list as a theme.

Trainer Notes

Call their attention to the props and mention that they can use them in the skits.

Step 4. (60 minutes)
Have the group reconvene and present the skits.

Trainer Notes

This session was originally planned for six groups. If there are too few participants to form six groups, you may wish to extend the length of preparation time (Step 4) for each of the groups, or allow for a longer discussion (Step 5) or both.

Step 5. (20 minutes)
Discuss any general impressions created by the skits.

Trainer Notes

* During the discussion, have the participants identify issues that were brought out in the skits. Ask them how they might try to deal with these issues during their Peace Corps service.

* Conclude by briefly mentioning Part Two of Women in Development (Phase IV: Session 12).

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