EDHD 320 Gender Differences and Roles Oct 2011

EDHD 320 Gender Differences and Roles Oct 2011 - EDHD...

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EDHD 320:Gender Roles What is true about gender differences and how do males and females get that way? October, 2011
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Cultural Insensitivity Dr. Lawrence Summer of Harvard lost his job when he said males superior in sciences and this was a biological difference Senator Hillary Clinton’s supporters felt that when she was tough it was derided as “bitchy” and when she was gentle is was “wussy” and that gender biases helped defeat her.
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Gail Collins (2010) When everything changed 1) in 1960 ( 51 yrs ago): routine to issue women credit cards in their husband’ name; 2) women had trouble securing car loans; 3) women accounted for 6% of doctors and 3% of lawyers; 4) the “National Press Club” was off limits to women until 1971; 5) at a pre-graduation ceremony party at Barnard College, women who were to be married were handed corsages and classmates without engagement rings were handed lemons Long history of discrimination based on gender
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Established Differences between Males and Females Maccoby and Jacklin (1974) review of 1,500 studies found 1) Verbal abilities : females > males; new research differences are small and disappearing; 2) Visual-spatial abilities : males>females; across the lifespan; new research -seen across the lifespan; 3) Mathematical abilities : males> females; new research - differences disappearing 4) Aggression : males > females , across lifespan, both physical and verbal; new research – females>males in relational aggression
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course EDUCATION 320 taught by Professor Marcus during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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