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Gender and K-12 Education - Gender and K-12 Education...

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Gender and K-12 Education Gender Inequality in U.S. Education - More gender equity in K-12 education than other institutions o Girls enrolled in school the same rate as boys o Test scores and graduation rates have become more similar over time o Most girls and boys are in integrated educational settings - Inequality happens most frequently in interactions (with teachers and other students) o Boys receive most attention from teachers (especially white boys) o Teachers more likely to compliment boys on their academic performance, girls on their appearance o Girls sexually harassed by boy classmates o Boys allowed more leeway in their classroom behavior by teachers Warrior Narratives vs. Nurturing Games - Young boys frequently engaged with warrior narratives o “good guys” vs. “bad guys” o Usually involves weapon play o Often loud, physically aggressive - Such play disruptive to the rationality of schools o Girls play (nurturing games) encouraged by teachers o
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