Historical archive

Action Plan for Gender Equality

Historical archive

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

2008 - 2010

Gender equality work requires us to act here and now but also entails systematic and long-term work on attitudes. This Action Plan deals with the most important measures the Ministry wishes to implement to promote gender equality in kindergartens and primary and secondary education and training.

Gender equality work requires us to act here and now but also entails systematic and long-term work on attitudes. This Action Plan deals with the most important measures the Ministry wishes to implement to promote gender equality in kindergartens and primary and secondary education and training.

The overall objective for the Action Plan is that kindergartens and basic education shall contribute to an equal society where everybody has the opportunity to use their abilities and interests irrespective of gender, and that equality and equity between the sexes must form the foundation for all learning and pedagogical activities in kindergartens and basic education. To achieve this, three main objectives have been given priority:  

  1. The learning environment in kindergarten and basic education shall promote equality between boys and girls. 
  2. A better gender balance when it comes to choice of education and career – with special focus on vocational education and training and the recruitment of girls to sciences.  
  3. A better gender balance among members of staff in kindergartens and basic education.

Link to the action plan for gender equality 2008-2010