The gender gaps in the U.K. seem roughly equivalent to what we're seeing here. The difference is the extent of the awareness. Overseas, the story makes regular appearances in the news. Here, the subject is still considered somewhat exotic -- and controversial. The latest from England: Figures publ...
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October 21, 2011
September 15, 2011
Interesting piece in Time about worries in France about boys falling behind in school. Is it due to the disappearing male teacher? Like other western countries, France has seen an increasing feminization of education over the past 60 years. The rate of women teachers in primary schools went from 65...
August 26, 2011
Interesting insight behind the recent test results there, which showed a broadening academic gender gap. The national test had been reconfigured in ways that should have helped boys -- but didn't.
August 25, 2011
That's the case in Britain, as girls push even further ahead on national tests. From the BBC article: Boys dropped further behind girls at the top grade, with just 19.6% of their exam entries awarded A* or A, compared with 26.5% for girls. Last year there was a difference of 5.7 percentage point...
August 03, 2011
Results from England's national test.
July 26, 2011
Discussions about boys falling behind. Is it because schools ignore the fact boys learn differently? If that's the issue, then when did schools shift to teaching in ways that favor girls?
July 12, 2011
If you want to achieve the nation's higher education goals you have to look at boosting the performance of boys. Australians are far ahead of Americans in looking at their K-12 gender gap problems, but not enough to matter in the ultimate outcomes.
June 28, 2011
June 18, 2011
...who happen to look a lot like the lost boys of the United States: According to the 1971 census, they report, 68 per cent of 25- to 29-year-old university graduates were male. Ten years later, 54 per cent were male and by 1991, the number was down to 51 per cent. By 2001, only 42 per cent of univ...
June 09, 2011
Interestingly, math seems to be the issue.