Sheryl L. Kane

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What follows is an attempt to document the Gender Issues in Development course in an effort to give those who wish to teach it a base from which to draw upon. The teaching of the course is an organic process, in which the roots remain similar (using a feminist analysis to look at development and education, looking at the interplay between theory and practice, including traditionally marginalized voices and knowledges, and acknowledging the wealth of knowledges about the development process available from class participants) while the branches are dependent upon facilitators expertise and interests.

Having taken the course in 1991, and taught it in 1992 and 1994, I have some historical perspective on the process. I have most thoroughly documented its last rendition given in the Spring of 1994. Included here is a syllabus, notes on each class session (including what was planned, what actually happened and my suggestions for improvement), and recommendations for the next course facilitators. The appendix contains course syllabi from each year the class was taught, alternate class sessions from 1992 (as content areas are continually modified, class sessions differ from one semester to the next), and the Collected Readings from 1994.