Gender Equality

A teacher policy should also be linked to national efforts to reduce gender disparities in education, training, employment, income and access to social services. Whether or not a national gender policy exists, many national education plans address gender imbalances as part of efforts to achieve Goal 5 of the Dakar Framework for Action on EFA (UNESCO, 2000). These policies mostly target girls’ access to quality education and training, although countries in some regions – such as the Caribbean – must address boys’ engagement at secondary and higher education levels. Box 2.4. cites examples.

Early childhood education

Gender equality continued