Teachers have a social responsibility, because of this influential position, to drive positive changes in youth. As a female-dominated profession, it is in the sector’s best interest to promote gender-balanced views in the community. Not only this, but teachers also are responsible for the children in their care – they owe it to their students to teach them to be successful members of a productive and inclusive society. Teachers are the perfect people to help engineer a change in gender inequality as they can target gender perceptions as they begin to develop.
Teachers are also lucky in that they have a strong community to support them to share their wisdom and promote inclusivity and equality in the classroom. They do this through teaching students that they are all valued for their diversity and to value each other, and to challenge inequality and bias. The #BalanceforBetter campaign aims to promote this very message. What better way to help such a worthy cause?
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