Education, gender and health

Education, health, and gender equality are intrinsic to sustainable human development. Commonwealth books give guidance on developing strategies and tools to achieve globally agreed human and social development goals.

Contributor: Richard Rieser
Publication date: 19 March 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This revised and expanded second edition of Implementing Inclusive Education shows how Commonwealth countries are attempting to undertake inclusion in education, and will encourage all those charged with ensuring education for all to make certain that disabled children are fully included in all aspects of the education system.

Publication date: 14 November 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines how the teacher feminisation debate applies in developing countries. Drawing on the experiences of Dominica, Lesotho, Samoa, Sri Lanka and India, it provides a strong analytical understanding of the role of female teachers in the expansion of education systems, and the surrounding gender equality issues.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Yet their carers are often invisible to the system that relies on them. Focusing on the carer directs assistance where it is most effective and most needed, will respect human rights, and will help achieve the millennium development goals in health.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the status of the epidemic in the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It examines specific features of these three regions that contribute towards the spread of HIV/AIDS and identify the responses by various local and external stakeholders.

Publication date: 16 June 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book argues for the particular challenges of education in small states, and for the need to examine the impact of changing global contexts, to document the changing nature and significance of recent and contemporary education policy priorities, and to advance the case for new and strengthened initiatives for education in small states.

Contributor: Tom Jones
Publication date: 15 February 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book will help health system decision-makers identify key policy issues in developing an e-health strategy, and make the right decisions about the way forward. It can be used in workshops with a team of people from many different backgrounds, such as senior civil servants, doctors, nurses, healthcare managers, ICT managers and ICT suppliers.

Publication date: 15 January 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Report of the Fifth Commonwealth Teachers’ Research Symposium, which brought together teachers, researchers and education policy-makers to share experiences from developed and developing countries both within and outside the Commonwealth.

Publication date: 1 June 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

CEDAW - the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - is a powerful international human rights instrument that reflects a global determination to achieve gender equality. This book looks at the cultural and legal challenges relating to the implementation of CEDAW, and the individual approaches adopted.

Publication date: 1 March 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Reports on the proceedings of the fourth Commonwealth Teachers' Research symposium, held in conjunction with the US National Education Association, which looked particularly at international recruitment and retention.

Publication date: 1 March 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Through twenty regional and country case studies, this book pulls together the key links between trade, gender and economic growth. It features ten case studies which focus on the gender impacts of trade policies on women and men. It then focuses on linking women with global markets through a range of practices.

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