Sociology - Gender & Subject Choice

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In what 3 ways do genders follow 'gender routes'?
National Curriculum = most compulsory, but where choice, choose differently; Post-16 education = more choice - differences emerge; Vocational subjects = apprenticeships (construction = 1% female).
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What are the 4 reasons for gender differences in subject choice?
Early socialisation & gender domains; Gendered subject images; Gender identity & peer pressure; Gendered career opportunities.
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What are gender domains?
Tasks & activities seen as male or female 'territory' - shaped by early experiences.
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How does early socialisation affect gender differences in subject choice?
Gender role socialisation = behaviour expected of males & females; Family - different clothes & toys, & rewarded differently; School - encouraged to be different; Leisure - boys = hobby books, girls = stories about people.
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How do gendered subject images affect gender differences in subject choice?
Subjects have 'gender image' - e.g. science = boys' interests & taught by men = masculine subject.
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How does gender identity & peer pressure affect gender differences in subject choice?
Others pressure friends to conform; Avoid negative peer responses or name-calling (gay/lesbian).
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How do gendered careers affect gender differences in subject choice?
Jobs seen as 'men's' or 'women's' - encourage pupils to make decisions about courses based on traditional gender identity.
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