Intercultural dialogue for gender inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education
What is at stake?
Research shows that many institutions involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM) have built-in gender excluding mechanisms.
How can intercultural dialogue help?
In this specific case, intercultural dialogue is essential to build gender-inclusive environments, in schools, museums, research institutions etc. dealing with STEM on an every-day basis. Providing the opportunity to tackle the issue of discrimination based on gender, through an open dialogue between girls and boys, women and men, will be key to assess the tangible situations of injustice, to exchange ideas and to eventually work together to shape sustainable solutions.
Why is this a good practice?
Project HYPATIA has been engaging with schools, museums, research institutions and industry, in multiple places of the world, in order to provide staff members, managers, and decision makers in STEM education with concrete and operational guidelines on how to change the way science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is communicated. Such recommendations have been built on the collection of various best practices, that the document highlights with dedicated links.