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julie commented on Gender Sensitive Teacher Training

You highlight a very important aspect of teacher professional development, to foster gender equality in education delivery. We mention what happens once we get females in the classroom, but we also have to look at the whole picture. There are a number of articles about menstrual health management emphasizing the effect of menstruation on various aspects of girls' schooling. I imagine menstrual health management offers a great deal more responsibility not only for female students, but for female teachers to shoulder.

http://www.ircwash.org/sites/default/files/Sommer-2010-Putting.pdf

http://www.awid.org/Library/Menstruation-and-gender-disparities-in-education

Abby,
This sounds like a great idea and an excellent way to empower children as they contribute to their own learning. Imagine if the collecting and cataloguing of stories involved the teachers in these refugees contexts as well.

"Ah-Ah-Ants on my arm!"

Also, did you see the posting for "Cloud Memories"? The both of you have great ideas!
https://openideo.com/challenge/refugee-education/research/cloud-memories/comments#all-comments

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julie commented on Open Education Resources

Hi Kathleen,

This reminds me of book publishing with local languages made possible by Room to Read. I like that it says on their website that the books are "field tested" with local children, a great way to give kids ownership over the stories! It sounds like TESSA draws on teachers' experiences and knowledge, where Room to Read is able to capture the same among children!

http://www.roomtoread.org/QualityReadingMaterials