Why we need disruption to close gender gaps
Over the last year, world headlines have been dominated by gender issues and inequities. Schools and universities have important parts to play in closing gender gaps. We know that attitudes about gender roles and behaviours start early on, and that teachers and lecturers can be powerful role models and influencers. They should develop and reward learner attributes such as disruptive thinking, courageous leadership, empathetic communications, personal accountability and resilience in seeking to address and close gender gaps. This paper will explore how teachers, academics, and executive leaders can be courageous — even disruptive — in championing for change.