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Guide for Teaching Gender Equality in Pre-university Education

January 17, 2022

To support Romanian teachers in understanding the impact they have on shaping an inclusive society, and to offer them suggestions for gender mainstreaming in the classroom, the EGALIS project team is preparing a guide for teaching gender equality in pre-university education. We will announce the launch of the Guide in the coming months. If you want to receive the Guide once released, write to us at contact@ongen.ro with the subject "Teacher's Guide."

Why a teacher's guide?

Education has a major impact on the formation of a society based on democratic values ​​and gender equality. Pre-university teachers have the power to give girls and boys confidence in their own strengths and encourage them to participate equally and equitably in all spheres of social, political, professional and domestic life. The school also has a key role in combating patriarchal gender roles, gender-based violence and discrimination, while remaining the main vessel with which the principles of gender equality can be passed on to future generations.

The role of education in this process of social change is significant as studies in Romania show a strong gender gap - according to the latest Gender Equality Index of the EU Institute for Gender Equality, Romania ranks second to last in the Union European , followed only by Hungary and Greece.

What does the guide contain?

In the first part, the guide includes key notions on gender equality and non-discrimination, including legislation, as well as national and international studies, focusing on gender equality in education. 

In the second part, the guide addresses the issue of gender stereotypes, understanding the mechanisms of their functioning, but also methods to fight them. 

The third part of the guide includes recommendations for a pedagogical approach in promoting gender equality in different aspects of the educational process: classroom management, interaction with students and parents, review of the school curriculum based on gender equality approach. 

The last and most practical section of the guide also contains tools and worksheets to be implemented in the classroom - with a special focus on counselling and class coordinatioactivities, assessment questionnaires and self-assessment of knowledge and skills in equality.

Who is this guide for?

The guide is primarily addressed to pre-university teachers from all curricular areas interested in incorporating gender equality into their work. At the same time, the guide is a useful tool for the continuous training of teachers, thus addressing methodist teachers and trainers. Last but not least, the guide can be used by other professionals in education or in youth projects.

The activity is part of the project "EGALIS: Gender equality through social change and education", developed by the Partnership for Equality Center, in partnership with the Front Association, AnA - the Scientific Society for Feminist Analysis, ACTEDO - the Action Center for Equality and Rights Association Man, PLURAL Association and SEX vs The STORK Association, with financial support from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants Grants 2014 -2021.

Working together for an inclusive Europe! 

This website has been updated in the project EGALIS: gender equality through social change and education, implemented by the Centre Partnership for Equality (CPE), in partnership with Front Association, The Romanian Society for Feminist Analyses (AnA), The Equality and Human Rights Action Centre (ACTEDO), PLURAL Association and SEX vs The STORK Association, with the financial support from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014 -2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit www.eeagrants.org. More details about Active Citizens Fund Romania are available at www.activecitizensfund.ro.

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