Sociology - Factors Affecting Girls' Achievement (Internal)

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Name 2 policies that aimed to give equal opportunities in terms of gender.
GIST; WISE; National Curriculum.
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What are the 5 internal factors affecting gender differences in achievement?
Role models; Coursework; Stereotypes in learning materials; Teacher attention; Selection & league tables.
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How have role models affected girls' achievement?
More female teachers = pro-educational role models; Feminised learning environment = educational success.
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How does coursework affect girls' achievement?
Girls do better in coursework as they mature earlier & can concentrate for longer.
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How do stereotypes in learning materials affect girls' achievement?
In the past - females under-represented & portrayed as subordinate to males; Now - sexist images removed & more positive images.
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What has research shown about teacher attention and girls' achievement?
Teachers interact more with boys - girls benefit from this (boys received more attention because they attracted more punishments for misbehaviour).
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How have selection & league tables affected gender differences in achievement?
Girls do better - more attractive to schools; Boys do worse - 'liability students who may produce poor results.
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Name 3 ways in which w/c girls achieve symbolic capital from their peers.
Hyper-heterosexual feminine identities; Having boyfriends; Being loud; Becoming a 'ladette'.
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Why did some w/c girls succeed?
They wanted to go to uni to support their families & increase their earning power.
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