Publication “Girls, School and Society” report

1975 Girls School and Society

In 1975, International Women’s Year (and decade) was declared by the United Nations, and in Australia the newly created Australian Schools Commission produced a report called, Girls, School and Society. This report emphatically called for education in Australia to be ‘anti-sexist’ and criticised the idea of treating boys and girls differently.

‘Education should be about human rather than sex-specific development. There should be no distinction made between girls and boys in school curriculum or organisation, nor any sex-related expectations about behaviour, interests, capacities, personality traits or life patterns.’ (source: Commonwealth Schools Commission)

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