Use the Note Area to cite sources of information you found. Click the upper right corner of the box to make the note pad appear, then type.
1 Level 2: Sources Before 2010. In the
bubbles below, record the main
idea of each of the five articles
we read for the discussion
posts. Use dates in APA style.
1.1 How Schools Shortchange Girls talks about how women
are challenged in school and in the workplace. They fall
behind in higher level math and in self-esteem. They are
also discriminated against in the workplace.
1.2 Greene (1976) says that be open minded to both genders. They need
to respond differently to each as a person, not as a gender. Educators
need to be aware of the differences of their students for change to
Note the citation here - it is APA style. The author's last name and the date of the article/book. Then at the end, you would have a list of references in APA style that would include the name of the article/book - like what most of you did for your biography project.
1.3 Whitmire (2004) states that more girls go to college
and succeed more than boys do. More girls end up being
teachers, and they teach in a way that connects with girls over
1.4 The Truth About Boys and Girls, Mead (2006),
states that boys are achieving more than they
have in the past, but girls are achieving more.
Boys are more likely to have academic failure.
Ethnicity and SES are bigger factors than
1.5 The Problem with Gender Based Education, Mead
(2008), states that some schools are segregating classes
based on gender, or havecompletely segregated schools.
There are not enough resources to defend this statement.
2 Level 2: Sources After 2010. Choose
5 of the 8 new articles I
provided, or search the web
for others. Any combination
is also fine. In the bubbles
below, record the main idea
2.1 Heitin (2014) discusses that boys
tend to excel in science because the
teachers cater their classes
towards boys. The boys feel much
more confident in this subject
compared to others.
2.2 Adams (2013) states that a higher percentage of
girls are attending college than boys. The secondary
school that they attend has a factor on their college
2.3 Robelen (2013) states that boys do better in math
than girls, and girls excel over boys in reading. The
gender gaps in reading and math were also seen in
other nations that have high gender equality.
2.4 Sparks (2014) states that boys involved in church and
the arts are more likely to have a higher GPA than girls
in the same activity. Girls who are involved in sports are
more likely to have a higher GPA than boys who are in
2.5 Robelen (2013) states that girls experience more general math anxiety
than boys. Anxiety levels were measured when taking a test, and the
results showed no differences between genders. Teachers should
encourage girls to not be anxious about math and should identify their
3 Level 1: At least three connections go in
bubbles on this level. What have you
found to remain the same throughout
both time periods (before 2010 and after
2010) concerning girls' and boys' ed?
Write these connections in
boxes/bubbles on this level.
Here is where you show evidence of your thinking. Connect the pieces about boys and girls' education that you have found to be the same in sources before 2010 (which we read for the discussions) and in sources you found dated after 2010.
3.1 Mead (2006) and Adams (2013) state that there is a higher percentage of girls going to college than boys.
3.2 Whitmire (2004) and Robelen (2013) discuss that girls exceed over boys in verbal skills and English/Language Arts.
3.3 How Schools Shortchange Girls (1992), Robelen (2013), and Heitin (2014) state that boys have continued to do better than girls in math and science.
3.4 Mead (2006) and Segal (2013) state that more girls than boys take the SAT, but the boys score
4 Level 3: What differences in the updated information did you find?
Compare articles dated after 2010 to those dated
before 2010. Record at least three.
4.1 Heitin (2014) stated that boys and girls perform evenly in math and science,
while Mead (2006) stated that boys outperform girls on standardized tests.
These tests involve questions relating to math and science.
4.2 Whitmire (2004) stated that boys are flatlining or worse, while Heitin
(2014) stated that girls are performing evenly with boys, especially
in math and science.
4.3 Mead (2006) says that low income Hispanic and Black boys are in trouble
because of race and SES, while Robelen (2013) argues that sex differences
are not completely related to SES factors.
4.4 Level 4: Look at sources dated after 2010 that your group
found for this week's discussion posts. On this
level, show at least two likenesses (to the right) and two
differences(to the left) you found as you studied these and
ANY other works we have studied in the course. Cite your
4.4.1 We found an article by Hartwick that relates to the Robelen (2013) dealing with
184.108.40.206 Boys are more likely to answer confidently in class.
220.127.116.11 Girls are more likely to sit back and be submissive.
4.4.2 We found an article by Donald (2014) that had some differences from the Greene
(1976) article dealing with fixing the gender problem.
18.104.22.168 Greene (1976) stated that in order to fix the problem, teachers need to be 100% aware of their students.
22.214.171.124 Donald (2014) said that fixing the problem would encourage the superiority of girls over boys.
4.4.3 The Hartwick article related to Heitin (2014) in how teachers
favors certain genders over another.
126.96.36.199 Teachers respond more quickly to boys.
188.8.131.52 The "better" girls are usually very smart and hard working.
4.4.4 Level 5: What conclusion(s) have you drawn about girls and boys' education
as a result of synthesizing all you have read for this assignment?
184.108.40.206 Jessica concluded that
although there might be a
problem with gender gaps in
school, it does not need to be
fixed. Currently, both girls and
boys are succeeding more than
they have in the past, so the
problem is not as big of an issue
as some may think. Girls and
boys both need to be treated
equally in the classroom so they
can succeed at the highest level
possible. I directly related to the
article about girls having anxiety
in math. From my experience,
boys are much more confident in
answering questions and
participating in class than girls
are. This is not a problem
though, because the girls are
still achieving at a higher level
in their classes.
http://www.hereiswhereifound.com. A notation needs to be on each of your bubbles in this area - support what you believe! For example, you could refer to something in "Savage Inequalities", in which case you would write: (Kozol, 1991)
220.127.116.11 Brittany concludes that although the achievement gap is high
between boys in girls in both science and math, they need to be
treated equally in all classroom settings. I do not think though, that the
gap needs to be directly addressed. You dont want to force girls or
boys into being "interested" in a subject that makes them anxious or
uncomfortable. Each child should have the opportunity to explore
whatever topic they are naturally drawn to.
4.4.5 The Donald (2014) article also had some differences to the How Schools Shortchange Girls (1992) dealing with women in the workforce.
18.104.22.168 Donald (2014) said that gender should not be a factor when looking at school or job applications.
22.214.171.124 How Schools Shortchange Girls (1992) states that
there is much more job segregation for girls than for
boys. Women have lower wages and less
opportunities than men.