THEMATIC MEETING ABOUT GENDER EDUCATION IN THE FAMILY AND SCHOOL
The meeting held at the Lyceum on March 26.
The main purpose of the pedagogical council was to reveal the peculiarities of gender education in the family and school, mastering different aspects of gender education of boys and girls by parents and teachers.
A.K. Jarbulova, the Deputy Director, reported that the school and family face the challenge of changing attitudes towards parenting, moving from “asexual pedagogy” to partnership relations between boys and girls. The main task of school education is not only to study the patterns of formation and development of personality characteristics of a child as a representative of a certain gender, but also to specify ways and means of achieving gender equality for children, their fulfillment of gender roles, and the social behaviors that they have to perform in the future. Based on numerous studies, scientists have concluded that now it is impossible to focus only on biological sex and have introduced the term “gender”, which means social gender. The current situation requires the girl to display not only traditionally feminine qualities (gentleness, femininity, care for others), but also determination, initiative, the ability to defend their interests and achieve results. Even in boys, one cannot bring up only male qualities, since reality will require them to be tolerant, responsive, and able to come to the rescue.
- Ruzieva continued the topic of gender education and acquainted the participants with the peculiarities of development of girls and boys of younger, middle and older age from the point of view of psychologists. Next, she conducted a test for parents and teachers.
Psychologist D.V. Rusakova spoke about myths in gender education and in the conclusion of her speech she gave recommendations on gender education for boys and girls.
At the stage of reflection, a group of parents and psychologists made up a portrait of a modern boy and girl. The members of the teachers’ council came to the unanimous opinion that a boy and a girl shouldn’t be brought up in the same way. The boy and the girl are two different worlds. “Nature creates man, but society develops and forms him,” wrote V. G. Belinsky.