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: 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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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