March 19- notes - March 19, 2008 Gender of Education Today...

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March 19, 2008 Gender of Education Today No size fits all answer Single sex school? o Advantages o Disadvantages Take Home Message from Article Gendered individuals are produced through an interplay of: o School curriculum o Informal interactions o Mass media Lesson Learned Men and women are different and unequal Inequality comes from differences Inequality is therefore justified Introduction Sex segregation is evident as early as elementary school level o Choosing seats in cafeteria, lining up, gendered turf on playgrounds It is so common that you can describe separate words for girls and boys Previous literature suggests that Boys: o Interact in larger, more age-heterogeneous groups, more rough play, organized sports as a metaphor, hierarchies, direct talk Girls: o Interact in smaller groups & private pairs, cooperative play, more intense friendships, secrets, indirect tlak
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