UNESCO, 2006. (PDF, 936702 bytes)
The overall aim of this educational module is to help reduce gender disparities in the field of science and technology in Africa as well as to provide women with the possibility of embarking upon science careers in the quest of self-dependence and poverty reduction. Published by UNESCO, 2006, specific objectives of Girls and science: a training module on motivating girls to embark on science and technology careers include:
1. Promoting a positive image of women in scientific and technological careers;
2. Sensitizing parents, teachers, educators, school administrative staff, curriculum developers and trainers to counter gender stereotypes with regard to science careers;
3. Improving access of girls to scientific and technological education by providing clear ideas of career opportunities;
4. Providing teachers with the necessary career guidance tools to meet the needs of female learners seeking careers in science and technology.