By the mid 1980s, girls and boys were achieving equally well. Girls are now up to this day consistently outperforming boys at all levels and in almost every subject. This is a cause for concern by many politicians and media publications. In the 1960s, boys achieved results that were on average 5% better than girls. Until the mid 1980s, boys outperformed girls at all levels of the education system, up to the age of eleven.
In Vassar College, a liberal arts school in New York, women outnumber men by a shocking 3 to 2 ratio. This statistic of Vassar College has people questioning: Did the men go there to study or to get with women? Boys and girls are different, especially in terms of behavior and development. Boys generally take longer to mature, and tend to misbehave during their elementary, middle, and high school years. Kimberly Tsaousis, a college prep adviser, says “Girls are way more likely to just pay attention.” Girls also spend more time doing homework than boys.
Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that gender differences in education are largely the result of changes in the education system. A notable feature of the education system in the UK is differences in achievement between boys and girls. Official statistics provide evidence of gender differences at all stages of education. On entering school, girls were able to concentrate for longer than boys; by the end of KS3, girls perform better than boys, especially in English; at GCSE, the gender gap is very prominent with girls achieving 65% 5+ A*-C compared to 55% of boys. Sociologists have put forward many explanations for these differences, many of which are a result of changes in the education system.
This was significant because smallpox had a mortality rate of up to 35% so this vaccination would have saved a lot of lives and it would have made life considerably better for those who could afford to be vaccinated. However, it wouldn't have made much difference to the poor, who didn’t have enough money to pay for the vaccine, until it was made mandatory in 1853, towards the end of the Industrial Revolution. Education also improved during the Industrial Revolution. For example, before the Industrial Revolution, only the very rich children went to school and most children worked at home. But by 1900, school was compulsory and free for all children between the ages of 5 and 12.
From the source, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, by Dr. Seuss, he States that, there someone out there who has is worse than you. What Dr. Seuss stated in this book is true, for kids who live in industrialized countries like the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Kids in these countries are better off in life than people in third world countries making their lives “luckier” because they have better education and better protection Kids in countries like the United States and Canada are luckier in life because they have easy access to education. Both Countries have public schools system, where most third world countries education is not provided, and if it is, it far worse than the education kids in industrialized countries receive. The classes in third world countries usually are taught by volunteer teachers with little to no supplies including textbooks.
In his last refutation, he give a statistic of more than 1000 Michigan elementary school students; if they were born a member o the opposite sex, more than 40 percent of the girls are happy to being a boy, and ninety five percent of the boy feel uncomfortable to being a female. Finally, he includes his article with hoping the public and congress will not be taken in by the book’s misrepresentations. David is successful to convince me that male has more advantages than female does. At school, the boys’ score on the test are higher than girls’. The good behaviors of girl, such as paying attention, doing homework, being nice with teacher and classmate … just help girls get the high grade in record card.
For example, “jocks”, I believe they get treated differently in high school than from in college. I’m high school they are the all-star athletes who play football, baseball, soccer, etc. Many students’ who are not considered to be jocks will talk about them and how they perceive themselves to be better than everyone else. Also many people think that “jocks” are hot, muscular, tan guys who devote their self to their sport. People believe the quarterback is dating the captain of the cheerleading squad and they are rich, stuck up, students and many students’ want to be them because of their looks and social status.
Both obedience and conformity cause people to act in different ways. In some cases these can produce positive results in others people will rebel and the ideas of obedience and conformity can prove very dangerous. In schools and classrooms you see students who challenge authority and go against obedience. They have an instinct to rebel, you place rules in front of them and they run right through the teachers guidelines and rules. On teams and in school or jobs you have people rebel because they don’t like being conformed.
Examine the reason for gender differences in achievement at schools (20marks) In the past it was thought that girls had smaller brains than boys and were incapable of study, ideology also transmitted the belief that education was simply not for girls, however this has now changed as girls are now achieving better results and boys have begun to underachieve, this is a result of many different factors. Starting school it was found that 62% of girls could concentrate for 10 minutes without supervision, and only 49% of boys could do this. At the end of school life girls achieved an average of 295 points at A level, and boys just 274. There are many reasons why girls are achieving much better results, an external factor would be the feminist movement, from the early 70’s feminists attempted to improve the position for women. In 1974, sociologist, Sue Sharpe conducted several interviews with young girls, she found that they had low aspirations due to thinking educational success was unfeminine and being intelligent would be seen as unattractive.
Girls have the appearance to be more affectionate and to have admirable abilities, while boys appear to be more aggressive and have less superior abilities, which can be due to the effects of testosterone or the effects of society. In the essay "What about the Boys," Michael S. Kimmel argues how biological differences are not the reason why men in society act how they do today. One cause would be the act of violence which males have generated in society as a huge predicament. This can be causes of psychological illnesses and social commotion which statistics show that males go through emotional disturbance, attention deficit disorder (A.D.D), failure to stay in school, and also behavioral problems. Second, masculinity has been such a daring transformation which affects all males from the time they are young.