This handbook is part of the project learning history from gender perspectives implemented by forumZFD - Kosovo Program and History Teachers Association of Kosovo supported through the funds of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In 2021, the forumZFD organization – program in Kosovo initiated an independent study on gender representation in textbooks about History for high schools. The research was followed by workshops, with the participation of MESTI representatives, scholars, civil society representatives, teachers, and journalists, where they discussed the study findings and identified the approaches, events, and topics to be included in the manual.
This manual focuses on the gender perspective in the new history of Kosovo and seeks to raise awareness and knowledge of gender as an analytical category in the teaching of history and participation of women in important historical processes and events at the end of ’80s and ‘90s of XX century.
In compliance with the curricula documents issued by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation - MESTI, the chapters in this manual are dedicated to students of X and XII grades for the subject of History. However, they can also be used in other subjects of the curriculum, such as Society and Environment, Civic Education, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy and Logics, for X, XI and XII grades, depending on the content of programs for these subjects.
The leader of this project is Vjollca Islami Hajrullahu, while the authors of the material: Vjollca Krasniqi, Mrika Limani Myrtaj, as well as the authors of the lesson plans: Donika Xhemajli, Arbër Salihu.
The handbook is an initial but significant step in building history with a gender perspective.