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.

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

Includes the comparability tables that offer country-country analysis of primary and secondary teacher qualifications offered in 35 Commonwealth countries.

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

International teacher migration poses a wide range of challenges to the recognition and transferability of teacher qualifications across borders. This study aims to enhance recognition of teacher qualifications across borders and between the member countries of the Commonwealth.

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

Commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the 17th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009, this report explores progress towards achieving good quality basic education for all.

Contributor: Lalage Bown
Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Explores the various economic, political and social pressures which may affect the progress of educational provision, as well as the different national educational policies and strategies themselves, as they play out in five very different Commonwealth African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia.

Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Focusing on seven case studies of secondary schools in India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Samoa, Seychelles, and Trinidad & Tobago, this book analyses whether schools perpetuate gender stereotypes and investigates how this can be prevented. It provides insights and recommendations useful for policy-makers and educators worldwide.

Publication date: 1 June 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Shows teachers, headteachers and school administrators how to spot the key spaces in school life where gender is important. This title gives them tools to address gender biases by changing attitudes and ideas among staff and students. It is full of activities that can be undertaken at either individual or group level.

Publication date: 1 March 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines how the curriculum and practices in teacher training programs address issues of HIV and gender equality in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Publication date: 1 December 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Gender equality is essential for sustained economic growth and for democracy, peace and security. This book presents key thinking on a topic that is of international concern: how to ensure that sufficient financial resources are available through aid modalities and from domestic sources to effect the changes to make gender equality a reality.

Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Developing countries have expanded their government education systems in an attempt to meet the Millennium Development Goals on education by 2015. This study investigates low-cost private education sector in India, Nigeria and Uganda. It explains the growing of these schools and considers the impact they have on access to education for the poor.

Contributor: Casmir Chanda
Series title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Education
Publication date: 1 October 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

By exploring the ways that teachers and pupils can help to improve classroom practices, this book shows how education planners and practitioners can effect improvements in schools even in situations of very scarce resources. It is suitable for those who are working to improve English language teaching and learning.

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