GENDER SENSITIZATION THROUGH ADULT AND EXTENSION EDUCATION: AN ANALYTICAL SHIFT OF ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE

Mrs. Musharraf Jahan

Abstract


Gender sensitization aims the modification of the behavours towards causal effect on gender equality. It does not mean to pitting women against men. It means to educate for sensitive benefits of both sexes. It helps them determine which assumptions in matter of gender are valid and which are stereotyped generalizations. Gender awareness requires not only intellectual effort, but also empathy and open-mindedness. It opens up the widest possible range of life options for both women and men. Issues such as problems of sexual harassment, sexual experiences or sexuality are dealt with sensitization programmes. In this regard, there is a need of extension education and awareness programmes in outreach to improve gender conditions with respect to basic equalities. Gender sensitivity helps to generate respect for the individual regardless of sex.

A change of perception is the need of the hour and requires orientation of policy makers, curriculum developers, media professionals, adult learners and even the public at large. Through the extension education it may be very sophisticated to educate the society and generate awareness among them about the complications and consequences of gender development.  Therefore, increased literacy among the common people through the extension knowledge about this right from childhood may escalate safe practices and may help in mitigating the suffering of millions of women. There is also urgent need of community based observation system. This can be achieved through educational programmes, school curriculum and knowledgeable society at large. This research paper would also highlight the major changes in curriculum development to educate the adults towards gender equality.


Keywords


Gender Sensitization, Adult, Extension Education, Policy of Education

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.