external gender achievement

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  • INTERNAL FACTORS AND GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT
    • EQUAL OPPITUNITIES POLICIES
      • GIST(get girls in to science )
      • WISE(women in to science and engineiring
      • 1988 change in curriculum allowed boys and girls to study mostly same things
      • Barriers have been broken and schools have become meritocratic
    • POSITIVE ROLE MODELS IN SCHOOLS
      • Increase in female teachers and heads-positive role model for girls
      • have primary schools become feminised ?
    • GCSE & COURSEWORK
      • GORARD concludes that the gender gap in achievement is a 'product of the changed system of assessment'
      • MITSOS & BROWNE conclude that coursework is better for girls as they are more conscientious and better organised
      • girls gain from maturing earlier
    • TEACHER ATTENTION
      • SPENDER said teachers spend more time interacting with boys
        • FRANCIS found boys got more attention but disciplined harsher and felt picked on
      • boys demanded more attention but interaction with girl was more positive
      • SWANN boys dominate whole class, girls prefer group and paired work
    • CHALLENGING STEROPTYPES IN CURRICLUM
      • Removal of gender stereo types in text books helped
    • SELECTION AND LEAUGUE TABLES
      • achools see girls as more desirable as they produce higher results
      • girls more likely to be accepeted in to high achieving schools as they do better in exams leading to self fulfilling prophecy
      • boys may be seen as liability students,

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