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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How family, school and society affect boys' and girls' performance at school

This chapter examines various factors in the family, the school and throughout society that may be related to gender differences in student performance. These factors include the socio-economic status of a family and parents’ expectations for their child, the socio-economic profile of schools and teaching practices at school, and the level of gender equality in society.

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