The Impact of Women Teachers on Girls' Education
The recruitment of women teachers is an issue that has become increasingly important to Ministries of Education, NGOs and other agencies supporting educational development. This is particularly so because of the impact women teachers can have on girls' enrollment. Beyond recruitment strategies, there are other issues which have to be addressed if women are going to be empowered in their roles as teachers. This advocacy brief looks at these issues, drawing on research and practice from different contexts. It highlights the importance of women teachers, and also highlights the need for a broad gender equality perspective when developing policy and programmes for women teachers. Specific strategies are presented for doing so.