Officials in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly organized a training course for teachers on November 8 to promote gender equality education in primary and secondary schools.
The course was set up by the Office of Xinjiang Working Committee on Women and Children and the regional department of education.
The aim of the initiative was to implement the principles and concepts of the National Program for Women Development (2011-2020) and the local program for women development.
The course was designed to promote the basic State policy of gender equality within school curriculums and teaching procedures.
The training mainly focused on the significance of implementing gender equality in curriculums and teaching content, as well as in teachers' concepts and behaviors, and in school culture and related organizations.
Wang Weiguo, executive deputy director of the Office of the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council, was invited to give a lecture at the event.
Other experts such as Professor Li Huiying from the Party School of the CPC Central Committee and Feng Jiyou from the Zhongshan Education Research Office, in south China's Guangdong Province, also participated.
A total of 160 teachers from 55 primary and secondary schools in the local city of Urumqi, 10 in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture and five in Karamay City, took part in the gathering.
Tu Juhong, vice-president of the 74th Middle School of Urumqi, said gender equality education is closely related to family education. She hoped teachers can further communicate with parents to gain support in the gender equality education through public classes and other means to guide students and develop proper gender concepts.
(Source: Wsic.ac.cn/ Translated and edited by Women of China)