why do girls choose different subjects (gender - subject choice)


three main questions:

why do they choose different subjects

  • gendered subject images 

science is still seen as gendered due to the many male teachers and the textbooks often draw on male interests 

  • peer pressure

it influences gender identity and now pupils see themselves in relation to particular subjects 

  • gender career opportunities 

typical jobs for women include nursing and childcare. sex-typing of jobs also impacts people's career choices due to them giving ideas about what kind of jobs are possible/ acceptable 

  • pupils sexual and gender identities (verbal abuse)

Paechter sees name-calling as helping to shape


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