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Overcoming Gender Stereotypes and Bias in Education-UNESCO-featured

Overcoming Gender Stereotypes and Bias in Education!

UNESCO has published an article on its website that addresses the fight against gender stereotypes and bias in education. The article emphasizes that gender stereotypes and bias are formed as early as childhood and influence children’s choice of toys, their entire educational experience, and their career paths.

In collaboration with other organizations, UNESCO organized a webinar on International Women’s Day, calling on participants to break gender stereotypes and bias in education. They highlighted the need to shift from exclusion to inclusion and promote educational programs, curricula and teaching materials that foster gender equality. The article emphasizes that gender stereotypes impact the choice of studies and professions, resulting in fewer women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and fewer men in the teaching, health, and social sectors.

Education plays a transformative role in overcoming gender stereotypes and bias. Career advisors also play a significant role in promoting the transcendence of gender stereotypes. The GUIDE project follows similar principles as emphasized by UNESCO , focusing on gender stereotypes and bias. Both initiatives recognize the influence of early childhood experiences and education on individuals’ choices and opportunities. While UNESCO’s article highlights the need to transform education to combat bias and promote inclusion, the GUIDE project specifically targets career guidance professionals and aims to develop tools and resources that adopt a gender-sensitive approach to ensure equal career development opportunities. Both efforts emphasize the importance of eliminating stereotypes and bias to create a more equitable society.

An additional connection between UNESCO’s article and the GUIDE project is their shared commitment to promoting gender equality in education. UNESCO’s article underscores the need to transcend gender stereotypes and bias in the education system, aligning with the main goal of the GUIDE project, which is to remove barriers and ensure equal career development opportunities for all genders. Both initiatives strive to challenge societal norms and expectations regarding gender roles and promote inclusive approaches in education. Both UNESCO’ and the GUIDE project contribute to creating a more equitable society by breaking gender stereotypes and promoting equal access to education and career opportunities for all genders.

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