“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” — Robert M. Hutchins
When the students are busy studying the teachers are made to go through rigorous trainings and workshop. Teachers inspire as well as empower but at the same time they can discourage and impose gender based limitations. To combat the gender inequality defining the role of teachers is very important. Fifteen teachers of SAI International Residential School attended a CBSE workshop on Capacity Building Programme of Gender Sensitivity, at SAI International School on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by resource person Shri Dhanajay Pan, Principal DPS, Paradip Refinery and Smt Uma Patra of SAI International School.
The workshop covered topics like creating awareness of the gender inequality and gender discrimination at work places. It stated the difference between sex and gender, male, managing gender sensitivity in schools and use of gender sensitive language at work place. The teachers made subject-wise groups and made a gender sensitive lesson plan. Then they described their lesson plans related to their subjects. SIRS teachers learnt how to make the students gender sensitive and how to orient them to these issues related to gender sensitivity through apt teaching methods
A school is a community of students and teachers, administrators and support staff. Everyone has a part to play in enabling a gender-sensitive and gender-equal system. Change will occur when old attitudes held by the adults, change, and they become accepting of the many complex layers of gender sensitization.
All the participating teachers were actively involved in the deliberations and gave their valuable thoughts to add to the topic.