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 December 2006
Format: Paperback

Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys’ underachievement – both in terms of participation and performance – has also become an issue in a number of countries.equality in school education.

Contributor: Peter Williams
Series title: Quality UPE Good Practice Series
Publication date: 1 March 2006
Format: Paperback

Focuses on sixteen Commonwealth countries in Africa, where the incidence of conflict is most easily seen. This study reviews selected African experiences of education in conflict situations, natural disasters, and other difficult circumstances.

Contributor: Dawn Quist
Series title: Better Schools Series
Publication date: 1 September 2005
Format: Spiral bound

One hundred and three million children globally are deprived of their right to an education. These seven modules on multi-grade teaching were designed as part of a partnership effort to assist countries to achieve quality universal primary education. The modules were developed by Commonwealth educators and tested in Tanzania.

Series title: Managing Schools in South Africa Series
Publication date: 1 July 2005
Format: Paperback

Aims to consider the concepts and principles of the important areas of educational leadership signalled by Nelson Mandela. This text uses South African case examples and activities to encourage reflection and personal development. It is intended for those who lead and manage in schools, or support them in a professional role.

Contributor: Amina Osman
Publication date: 1 July 2005
Format: Paperback

Looks at theoretical issues, and presents the findings of research carried out in Burkina Faso, about the indicators which can be used to measure the effectiveness of the right to education. This book also contains case studies from seven African countries, showing the diversity and potential of Non-Formal Education initiatives.

Publication date: 1 July 2005
Format: Paperback

The year 2005 marks a decade of successful initiatives since Commonwealth governments adopted the 1995 Commonwealth Plan of Action on Gender and Development, which was presented to the UN Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995.

Series title: Quality UPE Good Practice Series
Publication date: 1 July 2005
Format: Paperback

A handbook for education policy-makers and practitioners in Commonwealth countries compiled from a Caribbean Early Childhood Education Conference presented by the Jamaica Teachers Association, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, April 2001, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London

Publication date: 1 January 2005
Format: Paperback

Considers the Convention on Biological Diversity, which recognises the vital importance that women play in the conservation and sustainable importance of biological diversity.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policy-making, programme planning and implementation on gender and human rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policy-makers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics and civil society organisations grappling with these issues.

Contributor: Marilyn Carr
Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

Much has been written about the negative impact of globalisation also opens up new economic opportunities if poor women producers and workers are enabled to take advantage of them. The need for assistance differs between independent producers on the one hand and wage workers in export industries on the other.

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