Explanations for girls' improvement in achievement.

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Quiz on Explanations for girls' improvement in achievement., created by kiddo25 on 03/27/2015.

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Question 1

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Which of these isn't an external factor of the improvement in girls achievement?
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  • The impact of feminism
  • Changes in law
  • Changes in the family
  • Girls changing ambitions and perceptions

Question 2

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The impact of feminism: Since 1960's feminism challenged traditional stereotypes of a women's role as a Mother and a Housewife in a patriarchal family.
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  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Changes in the family: What are THREE of the major changes to the family in the last 30 years?
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  • Increase in divorce rate
  • Increase in Cohabitation
  • Increase in lone-parent families
  • Racism
  • Laws

Question 4

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Changes in women's employment: There have been some important changes to women's jobs in the recent years.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Girl's changing ambition: Sue Sharpe compered results of interviews she carried out with girls in TWO different periods, what were they?
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  • 1970's
  • 1990's
  • 1980's
  • 2000's
  • 1975

Question 6

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Internal factors include which 6 out of the following?
Answer
  • Equal opportunities policies
  • Positive role models in schools
  • GCSE & coursework
  • Teacher attention
  • Challenging stereotypes in the curriculum
  • Selection and league tables
  • Racism
  • Girl's changing ambitions and perceptions

Question 7

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Equal opportunities policies: The belief that boys and girls should have the same opportunities in school are now part of mainstream thinking
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Positive role models in school: In recent years the proportion of female teachers and female head-teachers has decreased
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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GCSE & Coursework: What did Mitsos and Browne argue?
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  • That girls are more successful in coursework because they are organised.
  • That boys are most likely to succeed, they have more help to achieve.

Question 10

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Teacher attention: Research suggests that teachers respond more positively to boys than girls
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Teacher attention: Why do teachers respond to girls better than boys?
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  • More co-operative
  • More organised
  • More polite
  • More smarter
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