Why do girls do so well?

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  • Why do girls do so well?
    • Legislation
      • Equal Pay Act 1970
        • Eliminated unequal pay rates between men and women
      • The expansion of coursework over competitive exams actually helps females who are better organised and motivated
      • The national curriculum means that girls can’t avoid science and technology. They now have an equal educational entitlement
      • The national curriculum means that girls can’t avoid science and technology. They now have an equal educational entitlement
    • Teacher Labelling
      • Alison Kelly 1987
        • Two reasons for science being seen as masculine
          • 2. Boys dominate the class room equipment and teachers attention
          • 1. The subjects are packaged for boys, eg using examples of football and cars
    • Curriculum change
      • Because GCSE has a higher emphasis on coursework, girls achieve better at their GCSE's
    • Feminised teaching
      • Mitsos and Browne
        • They belivied that the rise in feminism has raised the women expectations and self-esteem
    • Feminism
      • Sue Sharpe 1976 - 1994
        • In 1976 girls wanted to have an expressive role
        • In 1994, they wanted more of an instrumental or independent role
    • Changes in the economy
      • Financial independence of women
      • There has been a higher amount of female role models in the media, such as Deborah Meaden

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