The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) has today launched a new online discussion on ‘The Changing Patterns in Boys' Educational Achievement: What Can We Do To Make Things Better?’
Gender disparity in education has typically been experienced as disadvantaging girls. However, research over the last ten years has highlighted a growing trend in the underachievement of boys, both in terms of participation and performance.
This topical discussion, hosted on the Commonwealth Education Hub, hopes to engage the education, gender and development communities across the Commonwealth in exploring this growing trend. It will also encourage debate on how the educational interests and requirements of boys and male adolescents can be better addressed by the education system.
‘Boys' Underachievement in Education - An Exploration in Selected Commonwealth Countries’- A joint publication by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth of Learning, exploring the causes and policy implications of this trend.
Launched in June 2015 the Commonwealth Education Hub is a knowledge-sharing platform for education professionals across the Commonwealth to develop effective policymaking, improve practice and help countries achieve their education goals.
Since its launch, the Education Hub has hosted the following community discussions:
The Commonwealth Health Hub is another pilot initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat and supports the community of health professionals and policy-makers who are dedicated to improving the situation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in particular Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Commonwealth countries.