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    ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education s Daily Report for subscribers _________________________________________________________________ Good day!
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 27, 2004
      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers

      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Friday, March 26.


      'THE BONE SHOUTS AT YOU': As she works toward a doctorate in
      forensic anthropology at South Africa's University of Cape Town,
      Jacqui Friedling reads the pain of slavery in an 18th-century
      burial ground.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v50/i29/29a04801.htm


      A glance at the winter issue of "Signs":
      The worldwide problem of women's education

      The lack of education for women in the developing world is a
      serious problem that should concern developed nations as well,
      says Emily Nussbaum, a professor of law and ethics at the
      University of Chicago.

      Illiteracy severely limits a woman's ability to take part in
      political and legal processes, to discuss issues with other
      women on more than a face-to-face basis, to have better job
      opportunities, and thus to be able to leave abusive situations,
      she says.

      "What is at stake in literacy is no mere skill but human dignity
      itself," she writes, "and the political and social conditions
      that make it possible for people to live with dignity."

      Developed nations, including the United States, are not doing as
      much as they should to help, she says. "The issue of women's
      education is both urgent and complex," she writes, "but it has
      long been the neglected poor relation of the
      international-development world."

      Educating women makes good economic sense, she says, so the
      governments of developed nations and their wealthy citizens who
      do business in the developing world should devote more resources
      to the cause.

      "Women who are educated contribute to the economic development
      and the political stability of the entire region," she writes.
      Besides, she says, "using part of one's profits to educate the
      next generation is the decent thing to do."

      The article, "Women's Education: A Global Challenge," is online
      for subscribers only. Information about the journal is available
      at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/Signs/home.html


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