BPFA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
1- Give women equal access to education.
2- Wipe out illiteracy among women.
3- Improve women's access to vocational training,
science and technology and continuing education.
4- Develop education and training programmes
that do not discriminate against women.
5- Provide sufficient resources for educational
reform to monitor its progress.
6- Encourage life-long education and training
Distance education enables women who don't have
physical access to schools (who live in rural areas) to access
education through online classes and programs.
E-learning offers students access to a vast
amount of information and resources that is not possible in a
single instructional setting.
Online teaching support programmes for teachers
who have minimal teaching background gives them a support system
to assist with lesson planning, curriculum design and other learning
WHAT GENDER ADVOCATES ARE FIGHTING FOR IN THE
WSIS POLICY DOCUMENTS
Integrate into curricula at all levels of formal
and informal training, ICT education based on gender equality,
education in media and information literacy and human rights.
Develop and provide resources for ICT skills
enhancement for women and girls in technical colleges, and in
particular professional academies with full involvement of the
teaching staff and directors. This action should replace commercially-based
joint venture programmes with multi-national corporations that
provide narrow training focused on their company products.
Develop ICT tools and programmes that promote
lifelong learning for all.
Include in formal and informal education programmes
the development of ICT skills, particularly for girls, so that
they can access and produce knowledge as a contribution to the
empowerment and participation of all citizens.
Provide children, parents and teachers with
apropriate training in the use of ICTs and with access to new
ICT-enhanced learning models, including distance-learning, online
textbooks and reference materials.