Title Gender & Diversity in Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Project Number RO/07/LLP/LdV/TOI/016
Product Manual for introducing gender mainstreaming into the daily practice of vocational education and training
Title Manual for introducing gender mainstreaming into the daily practice of vocational education and training
Product Type teaching material
Its purpose is to inform those responsible for the design and organisation of adult education measures as well as stakeholders in education policy on how to raise awareness to gender and diversity issues. It shall also provide information on how to implement various activities and measures into vocational education training, enriching existing learning contents.
The collection of materials and methods can thus be used together for a wide variety of measures and interactions.
The products can be downloaded for free, for non-commercial purpose, from the project’s site: www.gender-and-diversity.eu
The Manual follow the concept of gender sensitive vocational guidance.
This can be identified very clearly in the chapter about the trainer reflection and the manual for trainers. The insights into gender aspects during transition from school to work can be found in part one when general definitions are presented and the history of gender work is explained.
The chapter about segregation specifics and the chapter about gender pay gaps are another sign that the expected results can be turned into actual results.
The summary of important methods, approaches and exercises and the guidelines and checklists for counsellors, as well as the didactical background information, gives the country specific manuals a very user-friendly layout.
The country specific Manuals are:
● MANUAL pentru abordarea integratoare a genului şi diversităţii socio-culturale în practica zilnică a educaţiei şi pregătirii profesionale în România
●Priročnik za uvajanje načela enakopravnosti spolov v vsakodnevno prakso poklicnega izobraževanja in usposabljanja
●Mesleki ve Teknik Eğitimde Cinsiyet Eşitliği ve Çeşitlilik konularının Teoriden Uygulamaya Aktarılması - El Kitabı
In English, the summarising Manual is named: Manual for introducing gender mainstreaming
into the daily practice of vocational education and training.
The manual contains didactical background of gender topics, practical information, various exercises and checklists. These methods are relevant in every day’s counselling and teaching routine bringing the rather theoretical level of gender mainstreaming “down” to reality”
More specifically, the target group to which this manual addresses is made up of:
- VET teachers and trainers who will, with their improved awareness of the importance of a gender sensitive approach, increase the appropriateness and quality of their teaching and training activities
- VET guidance counsellors who will be in the position to use gender sensitive guidance material in their daily practice
- Training providers: They can immediately improve the quality of their VET measures
- Key actors for lifelong learning policies in Slovenia, Romania and Turkey: They will have access to sensitisation materials in their language for integrating them into their respective web sites and data bases and making them available to their users.
- People responsible for the design of labour market oriented guidance and qualification
Result printed and electronic versions
Area of application
The manual has been conceived in order to be used by VET teachers, trainers and counsellors, responsible with the training or human resources in the companies in a wide variety of contexts, the manual is not only a teaching instrument, but also a counselling instrument
From the point of view of the organisational context, the manual can be implemented, partially or completely into the following contexts:
In training programmes especially conceived on this purpose – trainings of socio-cultural diversity or gender that cover two-three days of training;
In programmes of trainer training or training of teaching or counselling skills – TOT trainings, programmes of school and vocational counsellor trainings, training and authorization programmes, development programmes, etc.
In the properly vocational training, as independent module of fundamental competence training, the diversity and gender issue developing the interpersonal and civic competences of the learners.
In the training at the workplace, where the preventive training of the employees regarding the gender and diversity aspects has a prevention role as well as a legal requirement, for the employee and the employer at the same time.
From the point of view of the forms of organisation of the training and/or counselling activity, the manual can be used:
In activities of individual training and/or counselling
In activities of group training and/or counselling
Product Languages Romanian