Gender inequality in education is a persistent problem in Indian society, especially for girls from rural areas and lower socioeconomic backgrounds. This course will focus on gender equality in India as it relates to global Sustainable Development Goal #4—ensuring inclusive and quality education for all by 2030.
The course will focus on gender equity in education in India as it relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). On September 25, 2015, world nations adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Goal #4—Quality Education—is designed to ensure inclusive and quality education for all by 2030. One of the targets for goal #4 is to:
“ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others: education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and an appreciation of cultural diversity and cultures contributions to sustainable development.”
Course: WGS 350: Gender Equity in Education: Leadership and International Community Engaged Learning in India
Liberal Learning: Gender and Global
Dates: TBD, Winter 2019 (Program will run about 2 weeks)
Program Directors: Dr. Marla Jaksch, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
Eligibility: No prerequisites, no language requirements, or GPA restrictions. Open to all students (including current first-year students).
- American Institute of Indian Studies tour & lecture
- Uthaan (Sustainable Eduction) visit
- Numerous guest lecturers
- Harshat Mata Temple in Abhaneri
- School Solar Project at a girls’ school
- Tea preparation and regional cooking lessons
- Agra Fort
- Taj Mahal
- Tour of Ambedkar University of Agra
Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-771-2596.
For course specific questions, please contact Dr. Marla Jaksch at email@example.com.
Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.