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 Mead's main point is that Dr. Leonard Sax's findings on
gender based education are not supported by scientific
evidence and research
1.2 Greene's main argument challenges the notion of
educational equity by suggesting that sex in the schools
still plays a role in female education. (Greene,
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 The Wesley college article indicates that
despite girls accomplishments in education,
they still struggle in areas of higher
mathematics and self-esteem. Girls also lag
behind in earnings and opportunities.
1.4 In "The Truth
About Boys and
argues that boys
and girls are
doing equally well,
differences in test
1.5 The article entitled "Pay
closer attention: Boys
that boys are lagging
behind girls in test
scores and grades - so
much that private
colleges have started
Affirmative Action for
boys. (Whitmire, 2004)
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 argues that science
teachers spend more time
addressing boys than girls. In
addition, girls feel the effects of
this instance of time
2.2 Robelen asserts that the global reading
gap for boys is much larger than the global
math gap for girls.
2.3 Adams indicates that more women
are going to college than men,
because boys are more likely to go
to high schools that disadvantage
them (by being less rigorous).
2.4 Robelen argues that girls are more anxious
about math when they are outside of class.
2.5 Sparks argues two main points: boys who participate
in fine arts have better grades than their female
counterparts. Girls who participate in sports have
better grades than their male counterparts.
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/Robelen: Girls' reading
scores are higher than those of
3.2 Mead/Adams: More women are going to
college, by a significant margin. The minority
gender gap is even bigger.
3.3 Mead/Robelen: Boys' math scores
are higher than those of the girls
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's assertion about science
teachers paying more attention to
boys is a large difference from the
findings prior to 2010.
math is a
4.3 In general, the articles
dated after 2010 are more
specific in their feedback
development. For instance,
Sparks argues that boys do
better in a certain elective
(such as fine arts), whereas
Mead simply argues that
boys and girls test
4.4 The psychology of boys and
girls is more readily apparent
in the articles dated after
2010. For instance,
Robelen's assertion about
girl's math anxiety is not quite
something that Greene may
4.5 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
4.5.1 Men hold more
as indicated by
both the Adams
article and the
4.5.2 Sparks has the only viewpoint on rural
kids as a general comparison to all
articles we have discussed this
semester - the others only address
suburban and urban kids.
188.8.131.52 Current events and government is not
necessarily addressed in any of the articles we
have looked at for this week. In an
extra-curricular article, the political awareness of
men and women is addressed. (Otto, 2013)
4.5.3 Holistically Girls are turned off to careers involving science and math, as
evidenced by Heitin, Robelen, and Paton. (Paton, 2014)
4.5.4 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 From a testing standpoint,
girls and boys have negligible
differences in math
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 Psychologically, there seems to be a clear divide
in academic performance between girls and boys.
Current teachers do not necessarily address
these issues effectively in the classroom.
18.104.22.168.1 There are many supplementary opinions about girls and boys in education.
22.214.171.124 More women are going to
college than men, despite
their aversion to math and