These issues are linked t0 many areas within the Australian Curriculum, The Adelaide Declaration on National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century and the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.
There are a few curriculum links that link the issue of the gender gap under the year ten Work Studies link. Although this curriculum link does not impact directly on primary school children it will be important for the children to understand so when they are presented with the issue in later life they have an adequate understanding.
ACWOP054 – Analyze the impact of gender imbalance on the workplace and the community (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2014).
- Identifying the types of gender imbalance occurring in the workplace such as career advancement opportunities, earnings capacity (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2014).
- Proposing strategies to address gender imbalance in the workplace (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2014).
The following point from Adelaide Declaration covers the issues that have been spoken about due to this point ensuring equity throughout all aspects of schooling including gender:
- 3.1 – Schooling should be socially just so that: students’ outcomes from schooling are free from the effects of negative forms of discrimination based on sex, language, culture and ethnicity, religion or disability; and of differences arising from students’ socio-economic background or geographic location (Education Council, 2014, p. 1).
The following point from the Melbourne Declaration are closely related to the issues that have been spoken about previously as they fall under Goal One, Australian schooling promotes equity and excellence, which includes equity throughout gender:
- Provide all students with access to high-quality schooling that is free from discrimination based on gender, language, sexual orientation, pregnancy, culture, ethnicity, religion, health or disability, socioeconomic background or geographic location (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, 2008, p. 7).
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014). Australian Curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/work-studies/curriculum/f-10?layout=1
Education Council (2014). The Adelaide declaration of National Goals for Schooling in the Twenty-First Century. Retrieved from http://www.scseec.edu.au/archive/Publications/Publications-archive/The-Adelaide-Declaration.aspx
Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. (2008). Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Retrieved from http://www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/National_Declaration_on_the_Educational_Goals_for_Young_Australians.pdf