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Sharing Malaysian experience in participation of girls in STEM education

Within the Education 2030 Agenda, the role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is highlighted as a key factor to ensure fair, inclusive and sustainable development.  In particular, the promotion of STEM education among girls can be a powerful driver in achieving the SDGs. This third issue of the IBE In-Progress Reflections series seeks to further promote policy and technical dialogue around STEM education focused on girls.
This third issue of the IBE In-Progress Reflections series on Current and Critical issues in the Curriculum and Learning, entitled ‘Sharing Malaysian Experience in participation of Girls in STEM Education,’ seeks to further promote policy and technical dialogue around STEM education focused on girls. The Malaysian team led by Ms. Soo Boon NG, Deputy Director, Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education of Malaysia, narrates the successful experience of Malaysia and points outs some of its main clues and developments.
 
The Malaysian aspiration of a gender balanced STEM education encompasses inter-sectoral policy development and implementation across Ministries; quality assurance with regard to the curriculum development process; capitalization of girls-only and co-education schools; establishment of female role models; and adaptation of gender inclusive pedagogies.

Within the framework of the project, “Strengthening STEM Curricular for Girls in Africa and Asia and the Pacific- Phase I,” funded by Malaysia Funds-in-Trust and led by the IBE, the Ministry of Education of Malaysia is supporting the development of STEM education in Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya and Nigeria,  in order to  mainstream gender sensitive STEM education in the educational policies, the curriculum, pedagogy and teacher education.  The IBE is open to explore opportunities to expand this initiative to other countries.

This third issue is currently available in English, French and Spanish, and planned to be translated in Arabic.

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