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Gender inequalities in education?
11 months ago

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It all depends on what you are looking at in regards to gender inequalities and the location of the education provided. Some examples of gender inequalities in the Western world include the lack of encouragement for girls to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and careers due to the held belief that they are better suited for English and Social Sciences. In the same token, boys often underachieve compared to girls in English because they are told by society that they don`t need to take that subject as seriously, and teachers often don`t think about ways to engage boys in the classroom. Another massive inequality is the way boys and girls are disciplined, boys are more likely to recieve a harsher sanction quicker than girls because we are trained by the media to naturally see boys poor behaviour as more dangerous or aggressive than girls so we are quicker to squash the behaviour before it gets worse. Boys are also overlooked in terms of supporting social and emotional problems. The media tells boys that showing emotion is mostly feminine so the anti-bullying and social justice services that schools provide are used by girls more because boys fear the backlash they will receive from their friends. THERE ARE TONS OF INEQUALITIES IN EDUCATION...
Answered by Brogan | 11 months ago
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yes, there are gender inequalities in education. For instance in Africa where the girl child is denied the right to education. Small girls are married at an early age because they are believed to be a source of wealth.
Answered by Tabitha | 7 months ago
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Elimination of gender disparity in primary and secondary education is also picked up as a target identified as essential to fulfill Goal 3 of the Millennium Development Goals [Promote Gender Equality and empower women].

Bearing these new international commitments in mind, it is important to work towards clarity on what is meant by gender parity and gender equality with reference to education, explore the linkages between them, and identify the best mechanisms to measure progress towards these goals. This is necessary to ensure that a clear analytical and operational distinction is maintained between concepts of gender parity and equality - without which there is likely to be considerable slippage in the usage of these terms as well as the measurement of progress towards them as desired outcomes.
The two goals distinguished as gender parity goals [achieving equal participation of girls and boys in all forms of education based on their proportion in the relevant age-groups in the population] and gender equality goals [ensuring educational equality between boys and girls]. In turn these have been characterised as quantitative/numerical and qualitative goals respectively. In order to consider progress towards both types of goal, both quantitative and qualitativeassessment
Answered by Saurav | 11 months ago
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