Brief Guidance on Gender and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials
Teaching and learning materials are powerful role models for children, because the images and language with which children interact can impact their understanding of the world. Therefore, it is crucial that materials children are exposed to reflect empowered individuals from all areas of society, and especially from those areas that are marginalized, disadvantaged, and/or underrepresented. In support of this goal, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Africa has developed A Guide for Strengthening Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials to promote inclusivity and equality in teaching and learning materials. The main themes of the Guide are summarized here.