Gender and Inclusion
What T-TEL is doing
To increase female student teacher enrollment and the success of female school pupils, there must be interventions at both policy and practice levels. The Ministry of Education, its regulatory agencies and all 46 colleges are working to integrate gender and inclusion across the teacher education sector with support from T-TEL. Colleges are running gender-sensitivity training to ensure college tutors emphasise the importance of girls' learning and progress in school, and to help student teachers to think about strategies they can use to overcome gender barriers. They are also encouraging the recruitment of women and their career development into subjects which are often male-dominated, such as science and maths.
Teacher education in Ghana is showing signs of becoming more gender-equitable and socially-inclusive. With support from UNICEF, gender and inclusion has been mainstreamed throughout the new B.Ed curriculum. This has been matched by the practical action colleges are taking to improve gender awareness, responsiveness and inclusivity based on findings from their gender scorecards through the gender responsive improvement plans (GRIPs) process. T-TEL will continue to support CoEs as they address inequity between the achievements of male and female student teachers in some subjects and in the subsequent numbers of those taking up specialisation roles in these areas.