c) Other programs/resources on gender and young people

Note: Also see this comprehensive list of resources and research on violence prevention education (respectful relationships education) in schools.


Recent curricula

Calder-Dawe, O. (2014). Gender, sexism and social activism: A youth workshop resource. Auckland, NewZealand: Sexual Politics Now, School of Psychology, University of Auckland. URL: http://www.sexualpoliticsnow.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Resource_ONLINE3.pdf

Child Trends. (2012). What Works for Female Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions. Washington DC.

Kato-Wallace, J. and Levtov, R. (2018). Very Young Adolescence 2.0: A curriculum to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health. Washington, DC and Blantyre: Promundo-US and College of Medicine Malawi.

O’Keeffe, Briony. (2014). Fight Back: Addressing Everyday Sexism in Australian Schools. Melbourne: Fitzroy High School Feminist Collective.

Save The Children. (2014). Engendering Transformational Change: Save the Children Gender Equality Program Guidance & Toolkit. Save The Children.

Save the Children. (2017). Fostering Gender Equity among Early Adolescents: Benefits of adding family and community interventions to the Choices curriculum. Institute for Reproductive Health and Save the Children.


Online collections

Respectful Relationships: A Resource Kit for Victorian Schools
A toolkit by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Victorian State Government (2020)

Respectful Relationships Education - A suite of resources for a whole school community approach produced by Our Watch (Australia), supporting organisations in the prevention of violence against women.

Expect Respect Education Toolkit
An online toolkit containing a series of lesson plans for primary and secondary students aged 4-18, plus supporting resources, produced by Women’s Aid UK

Discussing gender justice issues with young people. Tips, strategies, and resources, compiled by Maria Delaney, for the Association of Women Educators http://www.awe.asn.au/drupal/sites/default/files/Discussing%20gender%20justice%20issues%20with%20young%20people%20-%20guidelines%20and%20resources.pdf

Gender: Resources on teaching about gender, gender equality, gender roles, for children and young people. Includes curricula, tips, and professional learning materials. Compiled by Maria Delaney’s Social Change Agency, here: https://teachjustice.com.au/gender-resources/


Other programs and curricula

Allard, A., M. Cooper, G. Hidelbrand, and E. Wealands. (1994). Stages: Steps Towards Addressing Gender in Educational Settings. South Carlton, Victoria: Curriculum Corporation.

Bissland, J., and C. Pittaway. (1986). Picture Books to Grow On: An Annotated Bibliography of Non-Sexist Picture Books. Melbourne: Prahan College of TAFE.

Bread Youth Project. (1991). The Equaliser: Ideas for Anti-Sexist Youth Work. Bristol: Burleigh Press (Bristol Education for Action in Development)

Browne, Naima, and Pauline France. (eds). (1986). Untying the Apron Strings: Anti-Sexist Provision for the Under Fives. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Canadian Teachers’ Federation. (1990). Thumbs Down. Canada.

Clarity Collective. (1988). Taught Not Caught: Self-Esteem in Sexuality Education. Melbourne: Spiral.

Department of Employment, Education and Training. (1990). GEN Teacher’s Kit. Canberra: AGPS.

Dulwich Centre Publications. (1998). Dulwich Centre Journal, Special Issue: Taking the Hassle out of School, and Stories From Young People, No’s 2 & 3 (formerly Dulwich Centre Newsletter)

Family Planning Association of New South Wales Youth Team. (1991). Thinking Through Adolescent Sexuality: A Three-Day Training Package on Young People’s Sexuality. Sydney: Family Planning Association of New South Wales.

Griffiths, Debra, Bronwyn Leece, and the Family Planning Youth Team. (1992). Still Smiling: Sexuality Education Made Easy. Sydney: Family Planning Association of New South Wales.

Kivel, Paul. Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. New Society.

Lam, M. (n.d.). Balancing the Books: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for Teacher Reference and Curriculum Materials Relating to Non-Sexist Education. Canberra: Curriculum Development Centre.

Levy, J. K., Darmstadt, G. L., Ashby, C., Quandt, M., Halsey, E., Nagar, A., & Greene, M. E. (2020). Characteristics of successful programmes targeting gender inequality and restrictive gender norms for the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and young adults: a systematic review. The Lancet Global Health, 8(2), e225-e236.

Macklin, P. (1995). Moving On: Facilitator’s Guide to the Use of Gender-Inclusive Curriculum Units. Carlton South: Curriculum Corporation.

Marshall, Bernie, June Hick, and Jane Kidd. (1992). Facing Up: Gender Stereotyping and Young People. Fitzroy: Curriculum Corporation.

Martino, Wayne and Mellor, B. (1995). Gendered Fictions. Perth: Chalkface Press.

Martino, Wayne, and Chris Cook. (ed.). (1998). Gender & Texts: A professional development package for English teachers. English Teachers’ Association of Western Australia.

McGrath and Francey. (1991). Friendly Kids, Friendly Classrooms: Teaching Social Skills and Confidence in the Classroom. Melbourne: Longman Chesire.

Michels, D. (1991). Countering Homophobia. On The Level, 1(1), July.

Ministry of Education, Western Australia. (1989). Equal Starts: A Gender Equity Project in Early Childhood Education. Perth: Ministry of Education.

Moran, John. (1995). Young Men and Their Mates: Working With Young Men on HIV/AIDS & Safe Sex Issues - Applying Innovative Process & Strategies. Coburg, VIC: Cocare, Brunwick Coburg Community Health Service

Rogers, Bill. (1995). Behaviour Management: A Whole School Approach. Gosford, NSW: Ashton Scholastic Pty Ltd.

Ross, Michael W., and Lorna D. Channon-Little. (1991). Discussing Sexuality: A Guide for Health Practitioners. Melbourne: Maclennan & Petty.

Schwarz, V., A. Allard, and B. Mathews. (1990). A Fair Go For All: Guidelines for a Gender Inclusive Curriculum. Melbourne: Ministry of Education.

Shaw, G. (1993a). Gender Myths and Stereotypes: Activities for Senior Students. Art and Technology. Melbourne: West Education Centre.

Shaw, G. (1993b). Gender Myths and Stereotypes: Activities for Senior Students. Social Education, English and Music. Melbourne: West Education Centre.

Szalavitz, Maia. (2006). Help At Any Cost: How the Troubled Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids. Riverhead.

Victorian Directorate of School Education and Education Department of Western Australia. (1995). Early Moves: Primary Gender-Inclusive Curriculum Units. Carlton South: Curriculum Corporation.

Victorian Ministry of Education. (1990). Standing Strong. Melbourne: The Education Shop.