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Promoting Gender Equality Through Textbooks: A methodological guide

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UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Textbooks are still a fundamental tool of education in the twenty-first century. Besides their educational importance, textbooks have economic and ideological implications. They convey knowledge and societal values that impact youth at an early age.

Developed by UNESCO, this guide describes not only how to monitor gender representations in textbooks but also how to use textbooks to promote ideas of gender equality. The guide aims to give those involved the tools to critically analyze and revise textbooks or to use existing textbook with heightened awareness for gender representation. This involves engaging teachers and publishers as well as families and communities.

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