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Gender and education
Transcript of Gender and education
SCLY2 - Education
Gender and education Overview:
Pre-1990s = female underachievement
Post-1990s = male underachievement Social change and gender In-school? Extra-school? Female role models
Policies - GIST; WISE
Girls and pro-school
Intro' of coursework
(1988) Economic change
'Feminisation' of work /
loss of 'male' jobs
Impact of Feminism
Changes in the family - e.g.
single parent families
Gender socialisation Explanations for gender differences
in achievement -
Note 5 explanations.... Sue Sharpe - 'Just Like A Girl'
(1976; 1992) Interviewed working class
girls in 4 secondary schools in Ealing London
Girls' priorities were marriage, having
children and 'settling down'
Returned to the same schools in 1991 and repeated the study:
Priorities had shifted to educational success,
careers and achieving financial independence Reasons for change?
Decline in marriage
Risk and insecurity