Chris and Manuel - Girls' and Boys'Education - A Mind Map
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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 The main idea of How Schools Shortchange Girls (Wesley College 1992) article is that there is not
enough attention paid to girls when it comes to discussing educational issues.
1.2 Boys Are Struggling (Whitmire 2004) the main idea of this article is that
girls are doing better in school than boys
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.
1.2.1 Perhaps this is due to activities at home where girls are more
focused on reading and boys on physical activity.
1.3 The Problem with Gender-Based Education (Mead 2008) The main Idea of this article is
that there was a belief that boys and girls learned differently but in reality the differences in
learning between them are minimal.
1.4 The Truth About Boys and Girls (Mead 2006) The main idea of this article is that the educational gap
of boys is exaggerated by experts who want educational reforms in the education system.
1.5 The main idea of the article Landscapes of Learning; Sexism in Schools (Greene 1978) is that
many teachers are not aware of how they impose gender roles on their students and the
consequences this has on the students' educational development
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 Adams(2013) More women than men attend college by the choice they make on which
high school to attend.
2.1.1 Gender and ethnicity were two prominent factors in deciding which
high school students enrolled
2.2 Mead(2013) Girls are pulling ahead of boys in elite schools in New
York, but at the same time boys significantly outnumber girls.
2.3 Robelen(2013) The global reading gap for boys is three times as large as the math gap for girls.
2.4 Heitin(2013) Boys favored over girls in science classes.
2.5 Segal(2013) Boys have higher scores on the
SAT, especially in the math section of the test.
2.5.1 Despite girls doing better overall in the classroom, there are some
speculations of why they score lower on the SAT.
184.108.40.206 It could be that the SAT is not an accurate predictor of mathematical ability.
220.127.116.11 Perhaps the belief that boys are better at math than girls is true due to social construct.
18.104.22.168 It could be that the gender gap results are from the construction of the SAT itself that rewards risk taking.
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 In general, girls are doing better than boys and going off to college
USA Today 2004
3.2 Boys and girls learn differently.
3.3 There is still sexism in schools. In science classes, boys are favored over 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 Mead (2006) Says that even though girls are outperforming boys more and more this doesn't mean boys are
doing worse and worse. Robelyn (2013) Boys an average still outperform girls in math but fall severely behind
in reading skills
4.2 Mead(2008) Gender-based education doesn't have enough
evidence to be supported. Adams(2013) higher female enrollment
in college may be due to gender bias when selecting high schools
4.3 USA Today (2004) says Boys are struggling in all areas.
Heitin (2014) Says that boys do well in science courses
because of proper role models and examples of successful
males in science.
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 Gender Bias in Education by Amanda Chapman (www.edchange.org/multicultural/papers/genderbias.html) is an article about
the disconnect between academic achievement by female students versus the attention male students recieve from
teachers in math and science classes. This article resonates with Heiten(2014), Mead(2013), and Robelen(2013)
22.214.171.124 The Mead article explores the reasons girls may opt out of better schools due to unfair bias or competitiveness..
126.96.36.199 Heiten(2014) This article investigates the reasons why female students on average
feel more stress and anxiety in science classes could be due to male gender bias.
188.8.131.52 Robelen(2013) In this article we are shown how on a global scale female students tend to be
better at reading than male students and how male students show more aptitude for
mathematics. We also learn about the gaps in these subjects and where these gaps exist on
the grading scale)
4.4.2 This article (http://businessinsider.com/why-boys-are-better-at-taking-exams-2013-8) differs
from Whitmire (2004) because it says that boys actually do better than girls when taking exams
becasue they are better at taking risks. Females are risk-adverse and tend to take longer to
think about an answer)
184.108.40.206 The article Bridging the Male Education Gap (DiPrete and Buchman
2013)(http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/11/opinion/la-oe-diprete-male-education-gap-20130611) is different from Mead
(2006) becasue it states that there really is a significant gap between boys and firls in education in both high school and
220.127.116.11.1 Men are less likely to enroll in college.
18.104.22.168.2 Even after enrolling, men are less likely to get a degree or certificate.
4.4.3 Gender Bias in Teaching by Kathryn Scantlebury (2009) explores the reasons we have these misconceptions of boys being naturally better at math and
science than girls. She explains multiple factors that effect bias in teaching starting with bias in teachers, in pedagogy, the lasting effects of gender bias
and how we can reduce gender bias. This has overlaps with Mead, Heiten, Robelen, and Adams.
22.214.171.124 Mead studies how even though girls are treated different they still achieve many things. Mead gives some insight into
what the misconceptions are and provides insight so that we can reduce bias.
126.96.36.199 Robelen explores why girls react different to math and science and also explores how to
reduce stress for girls in classrooms.
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?
188.8.131.52 Girls react negatively to math and science because of
many factors which can be easily remedied in the
classroom but harder to change in the minds of people.
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)
184.108.40.206 Testing needs to be reevaluated to better represent gender
220.127.116.11.1 SAT should not reward guessing through elimination as much
as it does.
18.104.22.168.2 Testing should show mastery of a subject and it should reflect performance in the
22.214.171.124 Gender bias could explain why girls are beginning to outperform boys in most areas because
they feel like they need to do better than boys to stay equal and boys may be falling behing
due to coddling.
126.96.36.199 Math and reading are used as the standards for viewing gender bias but math bias is changing to
being led by female students but reading is still a major issue for male students.