Educational toolkits for fighting gender stereotypes, based on the example of the transport sector
The objective of this project is to support the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) in developing educational toolkits for primary and secondary school pupils, which will assist in fighting gender stereotypes that impact the gender imbalance of the transport sector. The toolkits, which will be available in all 24 EU official languages, will help teachers organise age-appropriate discussions in class to effectively address gender stereotypes and help children and youth understand that occupations are not reserved for either women or men. Such an intervention is both needed and timely, given the persistent gender segregation in both education and the labour market and the changing landscape of skills and competences needed in transport.
The specific tasks of this assignment involve:
- Desk research, surveys and interviews with educational and transport stakeholders that aim to identify existing educational toolkits and freely available online material addressing gender stereotypes in general and in the transportation sector in particular;
- Desk research, surveys and interviews with educational and transport stakeholders that aim to gather information on current and future occupations in transport;
- Designing the main messages and pedagogical approach for the two toolkits and proposing their draft structure;
- Drafting the two toolkits and gathering feedback from educational and transport stakeholders;
- Testing the two draft toolkits in schools;
- Finalisation and translation of the toolkits, and drawing up a dissemination plan.