Women have undoubtedly made "Substantial educational progress." ( Women 3) We should not forget that the large gaps between the education levels of women and men in the early 1970's essentially disappeared for the younger generation. Females on average outperform males in reading and writing, and take more credits in academic subjects. They are more likely than males to attend college after high school, and are as likely to graduate with a post-secondary degree. All of these accomplishments have accumulated with time and effort from women that have made a difference. It has taken years to get to where we are, but how far have we really come?.
What happens when your education is different from mine? When does that invisible line get erased; When youth’s, adolescent’s or adults, male or female encounter the same unique education being taught with nothing being held back just because of gender. In today’s society, teachers and students are connected by using information technology to help expand their knowledge on the issue of gender diversity in the classroom. Gender diversity is not an issue in the United States that just gets swept under the carpet, it’s greater than that, it’s something that has become a worldwide concern affecting the ways in which students are educated in most schools. Issues of diversity are not new.
There have been so many controversial issues involving gender equity. Boys have been seen in excelling in certain subject areas, whereas girls excel in others. Most believe that two certain subjects, math and science, boys perform better in. One report that was held in 1992 by the American Association of University Women came to the conclusion that girls were encouraged to "pursue traditional female studies instead of mathematics, science and traditionally male subject areas” (Unger 10.) Although many of these girls are probably very gifted in these certain subject areas, women are being pushed towards certain careers that are not to their interests and desires (Delisle 1998.) One woman who tried to change this was Emma Hart Willard. Ms. Hart opened Troy Female Seminary in 1821, which specialized in teaching females math and science. Before this school, females were limited to certain subject areas including French, sewing dance, art, and English. It was also stated that females tend to have a higher self-esteem if they have a positive feeling of their abilities in those two subject areas, math and science (Hanmer 1996.) On the other hand, girls are said to surpass boys in reading and writing. Gambell and Hunter state, "females outperform males in all areas of reading and writing at the elementary, middle and secondary levels" (4.) Today, there is a smaller gap between boys and girls in science and math. Females are taking a wide variety of courses including the courses that are seen as intimidating to them. Females are becoming doctors and scientists at a greater rate than before. Although there are more and more woman found in male dominated fields, there still is a smaller percentage of fem...
Through gender stratification we can tell and realize why there are more women than men in the ECCO learning community; the reason possibly why we have more women than men is because education is seen as a career field for women. As well as their nurturing nature, women have been historically socialized to be emotional and caring. As a result, women have been pressured towards professions that require emotional stability and men have been pushed more towards task oriented professions, being stereotyped to be more logical and better at critical thinking. This type of social stratification can be seen in dozens of other professions that have been traditionally saved for women such as nursing, secretary positions, and cosmetology careers. (Anderson and Taylor, p.
Men and woman face obvious educations discrepancies, both author Robert B Smith and Mary Ann Baeinnger established this in their works. It is no secret that women are leading educationally, and men are slowly trailing behind. While view points and focuses may be different, they share commonalties. Both passages acknowledging women fast tract, and the cry for help by many men.
The sophomore service learning group has an overarching theme of gender issues. Our group will be specifically focusing on self confidence, body positivity, and identity acceptance. One of the things we want to do is to spread positivity to young boys and girls in the Salem Academy lower school. Middle schoolers are very impressionable and now is the best time for them to learn to love themselves and others. How young boys and girls view themselves now, will impact and influence them for the rest of their lives, so it is crucial that self worth and self love is established now. When we were in middle school, the class of 2019 was very passionate about social justice and self love, but we never had an outlet. We want to educate middle schoolers
I think everyone is going to choose going to a both gender school. You get to experience a lot of things with both genders. I think that if genders had to be in a singular school it would be so much different. Like for example less drama, more focused, less worried about appearances. Less fights will be happening. I would choose to go to a both gender school. Because we learn and make friends with both genders.
How Does a Dress Code Affect a Student’s Education and the Way They Feel? Most school’s you attend private or public will have a dress code. Every school will have different clothing items that fall into the dress code that is written into each school's handbook. Some people feel that dress code is unnecessary and sexist.
This experiment, even though it was conducted on a small scale, shows the changing gender roles that are being modified today by the upcoming generation. Although the students still had bits and pieces of gender stereotypes, they more so focused on the activities that Confederate A and Experimenter 1 stated they . Also, once they were all collectively in a group and they saw the jobs being written on the whiteboard, they realized various jobs that “were sexist.” The aggregate data shows that cooperatively students in this particular classroom had underlying gender roles, but were able to pick these roles out once seen. So even though they did have some stereotypical tendencies, this experiment demonstrated that their generation are moving past these gender
Growing up I went to public schools my entire life. In elementary school something that stood out to me and still does to this day is “boys are only mean to girls because it means they like you”, everything about teachers and adults saying this confused me. I am not sure if it is sexist but it did offend me that it was always okay for boys to pick on girls if their excuse was “they liked you”. In middle school I never really knew what sexism was until I reached 9th grade or so. It wasn’t really a subject of discussion in the classroom and I don’t remember it being a big deal. In the past couple years, I have learned more about sexism than ever before. With little knowledge on this subject I am happy to be in a course where I can understand