Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit for Teachers and Teacher Educators

Sibyl Frei, Sevilla Leowinata, Commonwealth of Learning, Nov 29, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I haven't heard the term 'gender mainstreaming' before, but this workbook has worthwhile objectives:

  • "improving the access, participation, success and decision-making of girls and women in education
  • "to show why gender equality is important to students, teachers, schools, communities and
    governments, and"
  • to show "how teachers, education institutions and other stakeholders can make changes that
    will help both girls and boys participate in and succeed at school."

I also like the way the document draws a clear relation between gender equality and poverty. "Much has been written about how educating a girl will benefit her whole family and her community. Research has shown that investing in education improves the health of mothers and children, enhances the social and economic situation of families and communities and leads to a better future."

 

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