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Empowering Women through Distance Education

, Lecturer in Women's Education, School of Continuing Education lndira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

Indian Journal of Open Learning Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 0971-2690 Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University


Alternative Perspectives in education and training contitute a major item in the agenda set out for the distance education system. This paper is an exploration in this area. Using the courses of IGNOU, India as take off point, the author ruminates on the relative weights to be given to course structure, design, content and language in terms of gender neutral, women-friendly approaches in education. The author argues for empowerment(and not concessions) of women though the effective use of the distance education system.


Sharma, R. (1996). Empowering Women through Distance Education. Indian Journal of Open Learning, 5(2), 10-18. Indira Gandhi National Open University. Retrieved May 10, 2021 from .