EXPLANATIONS OF GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SUBJECT CHOICE

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      1. EARLY SOCILISATION

From an early age boys & girls are treated differently. Schools reward boys for being tough whereas girls are rewarded for being helpful

ANN OAKLY states that GENDER SOCILISATION TAKES PLACE IN 4 WAYS:

            1) DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES

  • when girls & boys are ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES which are gender appropriate

            2) VERBAL APPELLATIONS

  • using LNAGUAGE TO REINFORCE APPROPRIATE GENDER IDENTIFICATION e.g. Good Girl, Bad Boy

            3) MANIPULATION

  • when parents ENCOURAGE/DISCOURAGE WAYS OF BEHAVING depending on what they believe is considered as

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