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: 28 February 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This study addresses a gap in the literature on the role and status of teachers in emergencies. Through field research from Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, it identifies issues facing refugee teachers and makes recommendations on how policy can address their needs, and thus improve access to education to populations affected by an emergency.

Publication date: 30 October 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This collection of papers from the Sixth Commonwealth Teachers’ Research Symposium examines current trends in teacher migration, including education in emergencies, forced migration and pan-African migration, in line with the current global focus on education in conflict affected countries.

Publication date: 24 August 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Guidebook showcasing successful, innovative education initiatives to help meet the MDGs and Education for All targets from around the Commonwealth, in a concise and easy-to-use format. Provides policy-makers with examples of solutions that will assist them in devising strategies to counter their own educational challenges.

Publication date: 30 April 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines women’s role in both conflict and post-conflict reconciliation. It describes how UNSCR 1325 provides support for women in peace-building processes and provides case studies of how it has been implemented in selected countries, including the benefits of NAPs and women’s involvement in their adoption.

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.

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