Equal opportunities, Sustainability
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Starting from a clarification of the term gender itself, Lisa Fornara introduces the topic of gender education as a way to achieve equal opportunities and a harmonious development of the person within his or her possibilities.
The author reflects on the tools and the more or less explicit obstacles to gender education in the classroom, proposing concrete ideas for teachers who want to practise it: "using an inclusive language, paying attention to the space for speech and intervention that we give to our pupils, reflecting on our personal expectations related to gender identity and gender roles".
Paying attention to gender in education proves to be 'a valuable opportunity to promote equal opportunities in education, especially by changing teaching practices, which are still predominantly male-dominated. The under-representation of females is a problem that particularly concerns female students, who find themselves with few or no role models. This absence then contributes to the creation of stereotyped views of the masculine and feminine, which also have an impact on the educational and professional paths of girls and boys."