As primary agents of socialisation, schools convey values and behavioural models which often reinforce gender stereotypes. At the same time, education can be an effective tool in challenging unequal gender-based power relationships. The purpose of this research is to further obtain insight into the reproduction of gender stereotypes across Cyprus’ schools. It also aims to record good practices, which, consciously or not, resist dominant gender-based stereotypes and strike a blow to the phenomenon of entrenched gender inequality. I have conducted this research in the course of my work at the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, in a six months period in 2018.
gender stereotypes, gender segregation, education, Cyprus
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