Women’s education, a vector of autonomy

Women’s education, a vector of autonomy

Dr. Edmée Ollaigner, former teacher at the FAPSE

 Formerly teaching at the FAPSE, Edmée Ollaigner has been for several years Responsible of Education and Research (MER, Maître d’Enseignment et deRecherche) in the Adult Education sector of the Education Science Faculty (FASE, Formation des Adultes de la Section des Sciences de l’Education) at the University of Geneva. Since 1993, she gives courses on the subject of women in the world of education and work. She is responsible of the group Gender and Adult Educationof the Network on Gender and Adult Learning and she has published several studies and articles on the issue of gender in education. In particular, she has published Women and challenges for Adults’ training. A non conformed critical view (Femmes et défis pour la formation des adultes. Un regard critique non-conformiste, published by L’Harmattan in june 2014). In this book, she attempts to understand the role of women in adult education. Thanks to her wide experience, she takes this issue as a starting point for her critical analysis. In the same way, she had already given on overview in 2009, in her article called “Women in education: everything changes and everything must be done” (« Femmes en formation : tout change… et tout reste à faire! », published in Pratiques et Théorie, journal of the  Education Sciences Faculty, issue n°123).

In this sense, with a “non conformed critical view”, Edmée Ollagnier will participate to the Women Education panel and will encourage the audience to (re)consider the role of women in the workplace.