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Unformatted text preview: 2-10-11 OverviewSociology of GenderChildren, Childhood and GenderSocio-Developmental ViewParent SocializationSchools and PeersSchools and PeersGender at School Where do we find gender inequality in primary and secondary educationoSome differences in portrayal of men/women (boys/girls) in curricular materialsoYoung boys diagnosed at high rates for ADHD, ADD, Autism and such. Schools send boys for treatment.oScience and math still an issue for girls, although getting betterBeilock, 2010A study of first and second graders finds femal elementary school teachers who are concerned about their own math skills could be passing that along to girls they teachStudied 52 boys and 65 girls in 17 classesAt the beginning of the year kids math ability was not related to teacher math anxietyBy the end of the year, the more anxious teacher were about their own math skills, more likely their girl students were to say that boys are good at math and girls are good at readingOften girls say that they dont feel that they are good at math even if they areGirls are taught science and math differently than boysoSome differenced in course taking patterns by the end of high schoolMore girls in home ec. And more boys in woodshopDifferences more in electivesoMostly differences in micro level interactional patters in classrooms and informal spacesWhat is happening in day to day interactions (playgrounds and lunch room)Micro Interactional Processes of Gender in Pre-SchoolBecoming a gendered body: Practices of preschools (Martin)oHow do preschools take fairly similar bodies and gender them?...
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