Preparing Girls and Women for 21st Century Success: Intel Teach Findings

Preparing Girls and Women for 21st Century Success: Intel Teach Findings

Intel Teach, a program that teaches teachers in the developing world how to integrate technologies and project-based teaching methods into their classrooms, has helped female educators and students cultivate greater knowledge, skills, and self-confidence, a report from the International Center for Research on Women finds. The report, Preparing Girls and Women for 21st Century Success: Intel Teach Findings (12 pages, PDF), examined the program's impact in Chile, India, and Jordan and found that student-centered and project-based teaching methods can help girls feel more comfortable about asking questions; that female teachers especially benefit from access to resources, networks, and support that give them confidence in using technologies in their personal and professional lives and provide opportunities to enhance their careers; and that a focus on project-based learning, problem solving, and collaboration enables girls to build their self-confidence despite gender-related barriers that traditionally have limited their aspirations and access to educational resources.