In most of the schools, there is a tendency to make it friendlier towards the male students rather than the female students. Although we are living in an age of gender equality, but still, things are mostly done keeping in mind the male students.
The k-12 lesson plan is also no exception to this rule.
In most of the schools, a k-12 lesson plan is followed which many people point out to be as biased towards the male students. But the ideal scenario must be that every kind and type of student must feel comfortable with the k-12 lesson plan. Or else, the final objective of making every student educated will not be fulfilled.
The most important step in making the k-12 lesson plan more gender equity oriented is by changing the curriculum and the text books, so that both male and female students are comfortable reading them. In an initiative, many states in the US and many countries across the world are trying to change the text books in order to portray women in a much more positive role. This serves the purpose of creating more respect for the females in the minds of the male students and this also ensures that the students, both boys and girls, show each other the respect that is needed.
The schools must also change their k-12 lesson plan in order to create more opportunities for the girl students. Such activities must be included in the k-12 lesson plan in which the girl students can participate more, alongside the boys in the school. This is very important for creating a better understanding between the girls and the boys, which will lead to a better social structure for the future.
The k-12 teachers also have an important part to play in this whole set up. They also need to show more respect to the girl students and also give importance to them both in and outside the class. The students learn a lot observing the teachers and so, the k-12 teachers must provide them with the correct model of behavior while dealing with their female counterparts.
In the present education system, there are still some drawbacks, which are not allowing the system to be come gender sensitive and promote gender equality. For this many people are working all over the world. The people behind DRPF Consults are also working to help the k-12 teachers create a normal environment for all the students, including the girl students.
Originally posted 2009-08-12 05:47:04.