Gender and Education

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A2 level Sociology (Education) Mind Map on Gender and Education, created by eharveyhudl on 01/20/2015.

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Gender and Education
1 Female
1.1 Internal factors
1.1.1 Challenging stereotypes Removal of gender stereotypes removes barrier to achievement
1.1.2 Teacher attention Franics says boys get picked on and that teachers have low expectations of them
1.1.3 GCSEs/ coursework GCSEs 1988 Gorard says coursework favours girls
1.1.4 Equal opportunites policies GIST (Girls into science and technology) National Curriculum 1988 So boys and girls generally study the same subjects
1.2 External factors
1.2.1 Changes in Family Increase in divorce rates Smaller families More time to work Rise of lone parent families Women know they have to be independent
1.2.2 Changes in women's employment Rise of service sector which has skills associated with females Females work harder to get these jobs
1.2.3 Girls changing ambitions Sharpe Unstructured interviews of girls attitudes to education and family 1970s girls thought if they were intelligent, they would be seen as unattractive, prioritised love over a career 1990s girls wanted a career
2 Male
2.1 Internal factors
2.1.1 Teachers have lower expectations of boys Creates self fulfilling prophecies
2.1.2 Formation of laddish subcultures Francis As girls move into masculine subjects, boys are laddish to prove they are different to girls
2.1.3 Hidden Curriculum Associated with femininity Punctuality, revision etc
2.2 External factors
2.2.1 Boys and literacy Their leisure activities do not improve their reading e.g. sport Parents spend less time reading with their sons Mothers read more than fathers, so they associate it with femininity
2.2.2 Changes in job market Deindustrialisation Little point in working hard if there are few jobs for them
2.2.3 Masculinity Overconfident Surprised when they fail exams and put it down to bad luck
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