Gender And Educational Achievement

Author: Andreas Hadjar
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317224078
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Gender inequalities in education – in terms of systematic variations in access to educational institutions, in competencies, school marks, and educational certificates along the axis of gender – have tremendously changed over the course of the 20th century. Although this does not apply to all stages and areas of the educational career, it is particularly obvious looking at upper secondary education. Before the major boost of educational expansion in the 1960s, women’s participation in upper secondary general education, and their chances to successfully finish this educational pathway, have been lower than men’s. However, towards the end of the 20th century, women were outperforming men in many European countries and beyond. The international contributions to this book attempt to shed light on the mechanisms behind gender inequalities and the changes made to reduce this inequality. Topics explored by the contributors include gender in science education in the UK; women’s education in Luxembourg in the 19th and 20th century; the ‘gender gap’ debates and their rhetoric in the UK and Finland; sociological perspectives on the gender-equality discourse in Finland; changing gender differences in West Germany in the 20th century; the interplay of subjective well-being and educational attainment in Switzerland; and a psychological perspective on gender identities, gender-related perceptions, students’ motivation, intelligence, personality, and the interaction between student and teacher gender. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Research.
Gender and Educational Achievement
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Andreas Hadjar, Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt, Karin Priem, Sabine Glock
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Gender inequalities in education – in terms of systematic variations in access to educational institutions, in competencies, school marks, and educational certificates along the axis of gender – have tremendously changed over the course of the 20th century. Although this does not apply to all stages and areas of the
Gender and Educational Achievement
Language: en
Pages: 42
Authors: Judith M. Delaney, Paul J. Devereux
Categories: Academic achievement
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

There are two well-established gender gaps in education. First, females tend to have higher educational attainment and achievement than males and this is particularly the case for children from less advantaged backgrounds. Second, there are large differences in the fields of specialization chosen by males and females in college and
Boys, Girls and Achievement
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Becky Francis
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-04 - Publisher: Routledge

Girls are now out-performing boys at GCSE level, giving rise to a debate in the media on boys' underachievement. However, often such work has been a 'knee-jerk' response, led by media, not based on solid research. Boys, Girls and Achievement - Addressing the Classroom Issues fills that gap and: *provides
The Role of Gender in Educational Contexts and Outcomes
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Becky Francis
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-04 - Publisher: Elsevier

Volume 47 of Advances in Child Development and Behavior includes chapters that highlight some the most recent research in the area of gender in educational, contexts and outcomes. A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including sexism, race and gender issues, sexual orientation, single-sex education, and physical education.
Reassessing Gender and Achievement
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Becky Francis, Professor Becky Francis, Christine Skelton
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Psychology Press

This text draws together the findings and arguments from the vast array of material available on this topic, in order to provide a comprehensive and clear overview of the various debates about, and explanations for gender and achievement.