Instituto Politécnico Nacional-ESCOM (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN16 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 5414-5419
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.2285
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Gender equality implies equal opportunities and conditions for every human being, for them to achieve their full development. Gender equality responds to universal rights and justice, which is a quality that fuels the individual to give everyone what they deserve, and allows the construction of societies that are on the look for human dignity. Although gender equality takes over a relation of justice with others, this relation is affected by social constructs, mental representations, and different ways of exercising power adhering to the ways and customs of each culture, thus equity hardly emerges in the daily life, and historically has violated minority or disadvantaged groups. At an institutional level, it is possible to promote gender equality and later, a culture of values ​​that bears greater civic responsibility through specific actions. To fulfill these proposals, the subject’s constructs and mental representations that bind the individual to certain practices must be identified; hence the importance of exploring these features in the student community so that post-secondary education can take on the following goal: training responsible citizens prepared for solidarity and tolerance of diversity. From the gender equality exploration in students, it is been proposed a computerized system that take the analyzed codes and categories for the purpose of being used in future investigations.
Gender equality, civic responsability, mental representations.