UNESCO: Making textbooks more inclusive

March 2, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

UNESCO  has released a new document titled Making Textbook content inclusive: A focus on Religion, Gender, and Culture (2017).

From page 8: “all users of the guide can expect to gain heightened awareness of how to promote peace, equality, and social cohesion in developmental and educational contexts. By illustrating the important work of shaping teaching and learning interactions that are free from prejudices and harmful stereotypes, the guide offers insights useful to all those interested in development and education.”

From page 12: “Quality textbooks should be free from divisive stereotypes and prejudices. This can be achieved by adopting a human rights based approach to textbook development and use. Such an approach emphasizes diversity and combats divisive stereotypes by applying the following three strategies:

  • Employing inclusive language
  • Representing diverse identities
  • Integrating human rights

Check it out! Rowan

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