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Geography Department, Cambridge » The gender gap in education
"…many of the issues associated w/ 'under-achievement' are related to tensions btwn the culture of the school & images of masculinity held in the local community & wider society…

…commitment to process as well as outcome…Closely allied to this was an emphasis on relationships…The importance of time to establish trust and productive working relationships was crucial to the success of the project. Finally was the emphasis on the pupils themselves, which involved not just listening to them but engaging with them, being interested in them and helping to ensure that their perspectives were valued and taken into consideration in the schools' own evaluations of project initiatives."
via:lukeneff  teaching  education  society  gender  process  lcproject  relationships  culture  pedagogy  boys  masculinity  interested  engagement  trust  gendergap  learning  tcsnmy  schools  schooling  interestedness 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Global Gender Gap | World Economic Forum-Global Gender Gap
"The Global Gender Gap Report’s index assesses 134 countries on how well they divide resources and opportunities amongst male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources. The report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas:

1) Economic participation and opportunity – outcomes on salaries, participation levels and access to high-skilled employment

2) Educational attainment – outcomes on access to basic and higher level education

3) Health and survival – outcomes on life expectancy and sex ratio

4) Political empowerment – outcomes on representation in decision-making structures"
gender  women  gendergap  classideas  rankings  comparison  international 
october 2011 by robertogreco
15-minute writing exercise closes the gender gap in university-level physics | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine
"This simple writing exercise may not seem like anything ground-breaking, but its effects speak for themselves. In a university physics class, Akira Miyake from the University of Colorado used it to close the gap between male and female performance. In the university’s physics course, men typically do better than women but Miyake’s study shows that this has nothing to do with innate ability. With nothing but his fifteen-minute exercise, performed twice at the beginning of the year, he virtually abolished the gender divide and allowed the female physicists to challenge their male peers."
gender  gendergap  science  mathematics  psychology  physics  women  inequality  education  experiments  assessment  confidence  highereducation  prejudice  values  stereotypes 
november 2010 by robertogreco

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