The basic school may not form the groups of handicraft and technology studies so that all girls belong to the group of handicraft and home economics and boys belong to the group of technology studies. Starting from the II stage of study, the school must form study groups based on the requests and interests of the pupils, with the pupils having the option to choose either handicrafts and home economics or technology studies. Therefore, basic school pupils of both genders must be able to choose whether they want to study in the handicraft and home economics study group or in the study group of technology studies.
The division into study groups must, therefore, not be gender-specific. When preparing a school curriculum, technology subjects at school stages II and III can be taught in a combined way that contributes to the promotion of gender equality and provides both boys and girls with the necessary knowledge and skills in technology studies, home economics and handicrafts.
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