On March 30th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Education Department, with support from CLACS, the New York State Spanish Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC) at NYU, and the New York State Haitian BETAC presented a follow-up workshop to the March 8th event titled “Teach UNICEF: Exploring Gender Equality through Global Education.”
Participants returned to UNICEF to continue discussions about ways in which the topic of gender equality could be incorporated into classroom activities for English Language Learners (ELLs). Teachers reviewed the TeachUNICEF website where readily accessible lesson plans, photo essays and videos can be downloaded for use in the classroom.
The workshop included a keynote speech by Professor Erin Murphy Graham, Assistant Professor of International Education at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Her lecture began with an overview of her ongoing work with a mixed-methods impact evaluation of the alternative secondary education program Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (Tutorial Learning System) in Honduras. She then opened a discussion that explored gender norms, discrepancies between men and women in positions of political power around the world, and portrayals of women in mainstream media. The day ended with a strong commitment by teacher participants to introduce themes of gender equality into lessons to address these issues with kids at an early age.
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