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The ABC of Gender Equality in Education

Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

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This fascinating compilation of the recent data on gender differences in education presents a wealth of data, analysed from a multitude of angles in a clear and lively way. In particular it looks at underperformance among boys, lack of self confidence among girls and family, school and societal influences before addressing policies to help boys and girls reach their full potential.

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Girls' lack of self-confidence

This chapter examines how girls’ lack of self-confidence in their own ability in science and mathematics may be responsible for the observed underachievement among girls in these subjects, particularly among highachieving girls.

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