Gender and Educational Achievement

What does the gender gap show? (2 points)
1) Different rates of improvements, boys steadily increasing performance but girls have achieved it at a faster rate. Shows are not more academic, they just achieve it at a faster rate.
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What subjects, to the boys do better in?
Science, Maths and Technology. But girls putdo boys, in both GCSEs and A levels.
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How do Changing attitude (external factor) affect Girls from achieving?
As women now have differnt attitudes to Education. 70's=Unfemine and smart was unattractive. 90's=changed as girls achieve higher, want career. *Found by Sue Sharpe*
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How does Emploment (External Factor), play a role in girls achieving?
Employment of labour force of women has rose; Male to female=Same.
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Family Changes (External Factor), role?
Family changes, now gie more women opportunity to go out to work. Better pay if they work, instead of staying at home, causes encouragement to do better in school.
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Educational policies (Internal factor), role?
*GIST (girls into science & technology) *WISE (women into science and engineering). Girls achieve more in male subjects.
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Coursework (Internal factor), role?
Girls are steroetypically better at coursework, benefitted good grades. *Mitsos & Brown, better at coursework, due to organisation & care of presentation.
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Marketisation (Internal factor), role?
Girls seen as good achievers, boys at risk as might not achieve good grades. Schools will then compete for more girls, has will increase schools position of league tables, school get more money allowance.
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Are are boys stereotyped into 'Underachievement'?
Poorer employment prospects- decline in manual jobs
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What subjects, to the boys do better in?

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Science, Maths and Technology. But girls putdo boys, in both GCSEs and A levels.

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How does Emploment (External Factor), play a role in girls achieving?

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Family Changes (External Factor), role?

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