Mainstreaming Gender and Inclusion in Distance Learning Resources: A Case Study

dc.contributor.author Were, Pamella
dc.contributor.author Ferreira, Frances
dc.contributor.author Ogange, Betty
dc.coverage.placeName Nigeria
dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-11T05:28:18Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-11T05:28:18Z
dc.date.issued 2022-09
dc.description.abstract PCF10 Sub-theme: Promoting Equity and Inclusion // Studies have shown that gender imbalances and biased gender representations are common in materials used in educational systems throughout the world. Learning resources for Open and Distance Learning programmes are, potentially, a powerful tool for reinforcing gender stereotypes, thereby perpetuating gender inequalities through education. This paper reports the methodology and results of a gender analysis of Environmental Education resources offered as part of a distance learning programme by a COL partner institution in Nigeria. A review of the written curriculum was conducted to determine the level of gender responsiveness of the programme, with a view to determining conformity to minimum standards stipulated in international best practice and promoting gender equality as a fundamental dimension of inclusivity for sustainable development. An analytical framework using both quantitative and qualitative instruments was applied to the resources to determine both subtle and more obvious expressions of gender disparities and biases, as well as to determine examples of good practice that promote gender equality and empowerment. The paper reports the results of the analysis and proposes ways to integrate gender responsive pedagogical methods in distance learning resources, for inclusion and sustainable development. Results indicate program has great potential for gender mainstreaming. // Paper ID 1556
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.56059/pcf10.1556
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/4136
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.subject Gender Mainstreaming
dc.subject Equality
dc.subject Distance Education
dc.subject Learning Resources
dc.subject Gender
dc.title Mainstreaming Gender and Inclusion in Distance Learning Resources: A Case Study
dc.type Working Paper
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