Education - Subject Choice

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  • Created on: 18-05-13 12:19

Subject Choice

National Curriculum Options

  • Stables and Wikeley (1996) - girls and boys choose different subjects. Boys are more likely to choose Graphics whilst girls choose Food Technology.

AS and A Levels

  • Boys opt for Maths and Physics, whilst girls choose Sociology and English.

Vocational Courses

  • Gender segregation in Vocational Training is very noticeable, as only one in 100 construction apprentices is a girl.

Explanations of Gender Differences in Subject Choice

Early Socialisation

  • Oakley (1973) - 'Gender Role Socialisation' (learning the behaviour expected of males and females in society).
  • Norman - from an early age, girls and boys are encouraged to play with


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