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Undan snjobreidunni (what lies beneath the snow) revealing the contributions of Icelandic pioneer women to adult education in Manitoba 1875-1914

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dc.contributor.supervisor Atleo, Marlene (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en
dc.contributor.author Weir, Jo-Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-13T16:32:38Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-13T16:32:38Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-13T16:32:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2970
dc.description.abstract Though women have been involved in adult education throughout Canada’s history, their contributions have gone unrecorded and lie hidden “beneath the snow”. This study used a qualitative historical research design to metaphorically “melt the snow”, to reveal both the women and their educational activities in five Icelandic pioneer settlements in Manitoba 1875-1914. Guided by an adaptation of the Kidd (1979) conceptual framework, data from primary and secondary sources was categorized onto a matrix for coding and analysis according to type of learning (formal, nonformal and informal) as well as seven areas of influence (people, events, ideas, outside Canada, communications, geography & climate and immigrant peoples). This process resulted in findings that foregrounded five Icelandic adult educators and revealed six themes of involvement by Icelandic pioneer women. The findings demonstrate the need to reexamine the adult education definitions and frameworks so that the contributions of women may be documented and valued. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject adult en
dc.subject education en
dc.subject formal en
dc.subject nonformal en
dc.subject informal en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject Icelandic en
dc.subject Manitoba en
dc.title Undan snjobreidunni (what lies beneath the snow) revealing the contributions of Icelandic pioneer women to adult education in Manitoba 1875-1914 en
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Crippen, Carolyn (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) Woodgate, Roberta (Nursing) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note February 2008 en


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