Category Archives: Sex and Gender

Explaining the Gender Gap in Education

This post aims to outline some of the factors which might explain why girls outperform boys in education, focusing on factors external to the school such as changes in gender roles, the impact of feminism and women’s empowerment. Continue reading

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Gender Identity and Education

This post looks at how the experience of school can reinforce children’s gender identities Research on the development of gender identity has shown that children become keen to demonstrate their awareness and knowledge of gender at the age of five … Continue reading

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Explaining Gender Inequality in Education – In School Factors

Why do girls do better than boys in schools in Britain? This post aims to explain the gender gap in education by focusing on internal factors such as teacher labeling, laddish subcultures and the feminisation of teaching. Continue reading

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Feminist Perspectives on the Family

A summary of liberal, marxist and radical feminist views on the traditional nuclear family Continue reading

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