Australia is aiming at preschoolers to rule out sexism

We all have prejudices about sexes even when we don’t notice it. Australia, the 46th highest ranking country in the Global Gender Gap Report is taking new steps to change that.

The regional government in Australian state Victoria is developing a project to put four thousand teachers in a specially designed training program. According to the regional government the program will “build the capacity of ­educators to use reflective practice to critically evaluate their work with children using anti-bias ­approaches specifically regarding gender bias.”. By educating teachers, the project aims to “enact sexist values, beliefs and attitudes” from kids as young as four.

What do you think about this project? Do you have systems like this in your country?

By |2018-02-03T00:16:52+00:00April 28th, 2017|

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