Press Release

Textbook writers of Tajikistan sensitized on gender-responsive textbooks and learning materials development

14 June 2023

UNESCO organized a three-day workshop on gender-responsive learning materials development within the project on Strengthening Competency-Based, ICT-Enabled Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Education and Teacher-Training in Tajikistan funded by the European Union.

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Photo: © Manuchehr Ruziev/UNESCO

The workshop was attended by the representative of respective government line ministries, civil society organizations and national experts: textbook authors’ teams and STEM teaching and learning materials developers.

A group of young girls posing with different signs with messages to support girls education
Photo: © Manuchehr Ruziev/UNESCO

The workshop aimed at providing support to the working group responsible for curriculum and textbook development, with a focus on reviewing national curriculum framework, subject standards for physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as teaching and learning materials through a gender analysis tool. The purpose of the tool is to assess the level of gender sensitivity integrated into the selected STEM textbooks as well as teaching and learning materials.

Group photo of workshop participants
Photo: © Manuchehr Ruziev/UNESCO

More than 35 national experts enhanced their understanding of gender concepts, gender equality in and through education, and improved skills for mainstreaming gender equality in STEM curricula, textbooks, and teaching and learning materials.

About the project

The UNESCO project “Strengthening competency – based and ICT – enabled STEM and VET education and teacher – training in Tajikistan” funded by the European Union under the Action Document "Quality Education Support Programme II" is aimed at designing textbooks, teaching and learning materials for selected STEM subjects based on competency-based curricula at the secondary education and VET level, training of teachers as well as equipping the teacher training institutes/centers in the areas of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and STEM.

For more information regarding the project, please contact: Ms Aizhan Kydyralieva, Project Coordinator, UNESCO Almaty,

Parviz Boboev, UN RCO

Boboev Parviz

Coordination and Development Analyst Programme Communications and Advocacy

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