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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 Short Change' Girls discussed how
studies typically used ambiguous language pertaining
to sex. Schools were not meeting girls needs and girls
Wellesley College, 1992
1.2 'Sexism in the Schools' wanted to remove the traditional
molds that children are placed in. It focused on allowing kids
to build their ideas based on their "spontaneous"
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.
Greene, Maxine, 1962
1.3 'The Problem with Gender-Based
Education' discredited gender-specific
education. It asserted that gender was
simply to general or crude to base
Sara Mead, 2008
1.4 'Pay Closer Attention: Boys are Struggling Academically' claimed that society and
educational policies had changed in such a way to favor girls. Boys struggle with reading
and verbal skills which are now commonly favored in schools.
1.5 'The Truth About Boys and Girls' revealed that the "boy crisis" was mostly exaggerated.
Both girls and boys were performing better on average, but girls simply improved at a much
Sara Mead, 2006
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 General studies showed that science
teachers unintentionally favor boys.
There was no difference in capacity for
learning but the star students were
Liana Heltin (2014)
2.2 Study across 75 nations
showed that boys outperformed
girls in math and girls
outperformed boys in reading.
Erik Robelen Math, Reading Gaps By Gender Persist, Global Sudy Finds. (2013)
2.3 Girls are generally more anxious
about math but newer reports show
that real time anxiety is the same.
Erik Robelen Math Anxiety Gets Fresh Look, Different Twist in New Research (2013)
2.4 In Florida a new study attributes a gender gap
in college enrollment to the choice girls make
about what highschools to attend.
Caralee Adams (2013)
2.5 Despite girls pulling ahead academically, boys significantly
outnumber girls at New York City's elite exam based public
Sara Mead (2013)
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 Girls college enrollment used to be less than that of boys, but as time has gone on
girls have begun to enroll in college at higher rate than boys.
3.2 The testing gaps in each subject area have stayed consistent between guys and girls.
3.3 Girls performed better in language skills and boys performed better in
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 Pre-2010 articles discussed how boys education was on the decline, but articles
released after 2010 revealed that testing gaps remained consistent. The boys have not, in
fact, fallen further behind.
4.2 The articles released before 2010 stated that general education had
changed to favor girls. Yet post 2010 articles suggested that science
teachers typically gave more attention to boys.
David Sadker 2005
4.3 One article released before 2010 stated that neuroscientists did not like to make any concrete conclusions based on
gender alone as the date was still unclear. However, one article released after 2010 continued to use this research and
claimed that girls were generally more anxious in math.
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 that gave tips for non-sexist practices in the classroom. It was similar to Whitmire and the
article written by Wellesley College that discussed the necessity to acknowledge that boys and girls learn differently.
Classroom Tips for Non-Racist, Non-Sexist Teaching
(David Sadker 2005)
4.4.2 Why boys are falling behind discusses
how boys are falling behind in school
because of their behavior, not because of
a lack of motor skills like the articles we
Why boys are falling behind
(Kay S. Hymowitz, 2013)
220.127.116.11 How Can Gender-Based Classes Be Bad for
School suggests that gender-based education
is a bad idea, for reasons including
stereotyping, possible discrimination, lack of
gender-balanced preparedness, and false
structure (or sense of how the world works).
How Can Gender-Based Classes Be Bad for School?
(Neil Kokemuller, 2014)
4.4.3 The Gender Gap: Boys Lagging reinforces the idea that girls are surpassing boys in many
ways academically. It says girls make up 70-80% of AP classes.
The Gender Gap: Boys Lagging
(David Kohn, 2002)
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?
18.104.22.168 Based on the readings that we have looked at in class up to this point it
seems that everyone worries about the education of our youth, and
many are actively seeking a way to improve public schools. Focusing on
sex and gender in education is simply another way to worry and should
not be such a large focus for education reformers when there are so
many other areas that can be critiqued.
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)
22.214.171.124 Although it seems that girls have made a majority of
the strides over the last several years when it comes
to education this does not mean that boys are doomed
to play second to girls for the rest of eternity. When
you look at where girls started it is not suprising that
they have been able to make such great strides. All the
evidence from these articles show that girls are finally
being accepted as being equal to men and education
and that is the way it should be.
126.96.36.199.1 Typically girls perform better in reading and
language while boys excel in math and science.
This trend has held true though many decades of
research and data.
188.8.131.52.2 There is certainly a difference
in the way that boy and girls
learn, but these differences
have not yet been explored
enough to draw any significant
conclusions. Further studies
are a necessity.
184.108.40.206 In regard to improving academics, the minority groups of America are
still facing great challenges in academic environments and because of
this should hold a greater amount of focus than they do in comparison
to gender based issues.