Workshop on writing textbooks

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To assist its Member States in developing quality textbooks that reflect values such as diversity, international understanding and dialogue, UNESCO is organizing a workshop on writing textbooks that are free from prejudice based on culture, religion and gender.
UNESCO has designed a tool for writing textbooks that are free from stereotypes, as part of the implementation of the UNESCO-Saudi Arabia project “Toolkit for the revision/adaptation of curricula, school textbooks and other learning materials to remove cultural, religious and gender-biased stereotypes”.
The objective of the workshop is to test the usability and relevance of the tool and to collect all feedback and input to improve all aspects of the tool.
The framework for the project is the agreement between UNESCO and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support the Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Programme for a Culture of Peace and Dialogue.
Participants are textbook authors, publishers, curriculum developers, experts in textbook development, the designers of the tool. The workshop will be organized in plenary sessions and working groups. All groups will work on the three modules -religion, culture or gender- of the tool; groups will be divided into sub-groups according to the module that participants chose.


Type of Event Working group
Start 06.05.2013 08:00 local time
End 09.05.2013 08:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Andriamiseza Ingarao, Noro
Country Morocco
City Rabat
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 30
Official Website
Link 1 Textbook development
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