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Utilizing the World Gender Hole Report in EAL – ELT Planning

Utilizing the World Gender Hole Report in EAL – ELT Planning


I’ve been writing a module on gender equality lately. As a part of the analysis, I’ve learn (chunks of) the World Financial Discussion board World Gender Hole Report 2022:

You’ll be able to view/obtain the report right here.

I’ll be trustworthy, I hadn’t come throughout the gender hole report earlier than. Properly, it’s the kind of factor that may have been referenced in articles I’ve learn on the subject of gender equality, however I had no concept that the stories themselves have been so complete, informative, well-summarised, and simply obtainable on-line.

I can see the report getting used as a useful resource with Secondary EAL learners. It introduces content material and ideas that are prone to come up in mainstream lessons – from Geography to PSHE, World Views to BTEC Enterprise. The content material of the report has the potential to embody all 4 dimensions (points, spatial, temporal, course of and pedagogical) outlined in Boyd Roberts’ guiding framework for worldwide schooling. Additionally, it may be used for directed actions associated to textual content (DARTS) addressing broad language capabilities/expertise equivalent to analysing and reporting knowledge, evaluating and contrasting, scanning for particular info, analysis expertise, and so forth.

I’ll in all probability construct a collection of classes across the report (collaborator, you already know who you might be!). Within the meantime, listed below are some methods you could possibly make use of the report within the EAL classroom:

The infographics part

The infographic summaries from the report are a wonderful start line for EAL learners. The textual content within the full report and key findings is sort of complicated in elements, so these visuals are readymade assist for serving to learners entry the content material.

You could possibly…

  • Have learners skim learn the infographics and share 3-5 findings that they discovered fascinating/stunning/and many others.
  • Get learners to plot questions across the content material to assist them perceive extra, e.g.

This infographic may immediate questions like:

Why are solely 33% of senior leaders in the private and non-private sector girls?

By which nations is the share of girls in senior management above common?

Why are solely X% of senior leaders in X trade girls?

And so forth

Learners can determine the very best (and most researchable) inquiries to kind a part of a guided inquiry / analysis process, and many others.

  • Do prediction duties for a number of the content material for learners to attract upon prior data:

Which nations all over the world do you assume are closest to reaching gender parity? Clarify your concepts. (Trace: use the colour-coding within the above graph that can assist you).

Then you’ll be able to construct analysis actions across the knowledge:

Seek for on-line articles about closing the gender hole Norway (Ranked first). Discover clear examples of how Norway have closed the gender hole in areas equivalent to:


Norway have launched numerous regulation associated to gender equality. Can you discover examples?

And so forth.

(or present articles as follow-on studying)

  • Use the graphs as a part of IELTS Writing Half 1 follow (if that is a part of your EAL provision):

The graph exhibits…


And so forth. You already know the stuff. Not all of the graphs within the report would work for this, however many would.

The Economic system Profiles

These maps present gender parity throughout the globe (for the 145 nations that have been included within the report) primarily based on a spread of various components. You’ll be able to present outcomes per revenue class:

And swap views to tables to make it simpler. You could possibly…

  • Use these maps to analyse change over time. You’ll be able to view knowledge for all of the earlier stories courting again to 2006, and may swap between data from completely different stories actually simply.
  • Rapidly view knowledge primarily based on subcategories throughout the 4 completely different dimensions. You could possibly simply make a webquest fashion exercise for learners to seek for sure data, or have them devise their very own quizzes round this knowledge (just like the Inhabitants Pyramid concepts I shared earlier than):
  • Use the information as a springboard for additional analysis into feminine leaders. There’s some fascinating knowledge on that:
  • Use this part to assist introduce sure subjects which are taught as models in mainstream lessons. For instance, the Yr 9s at my earlier faculty did a unit on entry to schooling all over the world. You’ll be able to shortly pick knowledge on this, equivalent to parity scores for entry to Major/Secondary and Tertiary schooling (Secondary is proven):

Anyhow, this part is absolutely value exploring.

Use the Key Findings abstract for comprehension duties

The intro to the Key Findings, and the ‘World outcomes and time to parity’ sections make for a helpful textual content. They’re filled with helpful language for analysing knowledge, which could be drawn out. Sure paragraphs is also used as a mannequin, which learners may examine their very own tried summaries towards – there’s an on the spot WAGOLL there!

  In addition they lend themselves to one in all my favorite duties – that is reply, what’s the query?

Query Reply
  22 years
  and many others

Learners scan for the information, then they should learn the context round it to determine precisely what it’s referring to. They present understanding by making this right into a query (e.g. How lengthy will it take to shut the worldwide gender hole for Academic Attainment? 22 years).

After all, for all of the sections I’ve talked about, private response duties can be tremendous necessary for the learners too.

The Full Report

What does all of it imply?

Naturally, I used to be fairly shocked on the knowledge in these stories. Nevertheless, after ploughing by plenty of the information and shaking my head at what I perceived as clear inequality, I then realized that I had no concept what many of the numbers meant and the way they’d arrived at these figures and rankings! Ha, Dunning-Kruger…

Anyhow, Appendix B within the full report has all the knowledge you might want to perceive the figures. I really feel like it’s value presenting contextual examples of this earlier than learners encounter the information, so that they perceive the figures. Or, relying on stage, you can provide them key snippets from this part (e.g. ‘Building of the Index’ and have them learn and ask questions to assist perceive how the rankings for every nation have been produced.

Guided analysis questions may assist right here. There are additionally alternatives for some essential considering duties too, questions in regards to the reliability of the information, why the parity scores are capped at 1, and many others.

Sections that may be notably helpful for essential considering actions embody this paragraph on web page 53…

Attention-grabbing one for gender-inclusivity there too.

The lengthy record of Indicator Definitions and Sources, that are open to critique (two examples):

When you’re constructing a lesson on dependable sources, the methodology and evaluation part within the report is value a glance (it’s filled with fascinating data on the methodology, but additionally some particulars that may immediate dialogue).

If you’re supporting with the educating of maths/stats, you’ve acquired some fascinating sections within the report to attract upon for that, such because the calculation of index scores (web page 55):

And so forth, which has acquired some nice examples of key phrases in context and with clear software.

Two-page Economic system Profiles

The Economic system Profile graphs are wonderful, however the two-page summaries of Economic system Profiles per nation are additionally actually helpful. These are nice for personalization, relating world findings to the learners’ nationwide context.

Very helpful for venture work – figuring out areas of growth relating to gender parity, researching what’s being accomplished, suggesting options, and so forth.

After all, context dictates how related and helpful this doc can be on your EAL learners. It’s, nonetheless, an genuine textual content primarily based on an necessary matter, and makes for important studying for a world educator. I’ll come again with some concrete concepts in some unspecified time in the future, however within the meantime… When you do look by this doc, I’d love to listen to the way you may use it in your personal context, and the kind of actions that you simply assume would work effectively on your learners.

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