GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT INTERNAL FACTORS

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GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT INTERNAL FACTORS

Equal Opportunities Policies

Policymakers are now much more aware of gender issues

GIST, WISE - encourge girls to pursue careers in these non-trad areas

Female scientists visited schools = act as role model

Positive Role Models in Schools

Increase in fem teachers + heads

Senior positions may act as role model for girls

Female teachers have to undertake a lengthy and successful ed themselves

GCSE + Coursework

Changes in assessment favoured girls 

Gorard 2005

Gender gap fairly constant from 1975 until 1989 = increased sharply when GCSE and CW intro

Mitsos + Browne 1998

Girls:

  • Spend more time on their work
  • Take better care of how it's presented
  • Better at meeting deadlines
  • Bring right materials + equip

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