TAG project uses gender issues as a triggering point and an updated tool to encourage adult learners to understand EU history and common values, as well as to encourage them for LLL and get more active in their social circles. At the same time, it brings to the light the value and role of women throughout history.
In this project, the European partners from Romania, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, France, and Portugal will examine older women’s rights through the lens of national cultures and basic European rights.
If you are an educator working with older learners and eager to gain more insight into your students and their engendered past and present, stay with us. Don’t miss out on any of the materials that we are developing to help you and your learners.
Have a look at our website to find out more.
As a society, we describe women as beautiful, charming, delightful, intelligent, vivid, motherly, good wives, sometimes harsh, manipulative or wicked. If they are angry, they are said to be hysterical. If they raise their voices, they are shrill. They are called ambitious if they are successful. But they are rarely described as independent and powerful, important, courageous, free, and outstanding in their own way.
Men are legitimately powerful, and they have the right to enjoy and exercise their power. The language they use is theirs, as are the concepts and judgments they hold. Men have dominated our societies, and they have written their own history.
But women too have been scientists, surgeons, university professors, activists; women too are achievers. They make up half of the population and they are entitled to the same rights as men, rights for which they should never stop fighting.
Every woman is unique. Some women have a strong sense of who they are, while some are still on their journey to figuring that out. Women can learn more about who they are and how to achieve their goals aided by the examples set by other strong women—we can call these women role models—like all women they are exceptional, but their great achievements have been belittled and forgotten.
When women participate in older adult education, they contribute their vast experiences, knowledge and gender capital to the learning experience. Programme developers as well as educators of (older) adults should use women’s latent knowledge, incorporate it into their educational programmes, and encourage women to be proud of their gender and of their age while promoting the visibility of all women.
Don’t miss out any of our materials!