Re: International Initiatives

Alexa Marie Adamo (gs09ama@panther.Gsu.EDU)
Sat, 14 Feb 1998 09:56:33 -0500 (EST)

Is there no domestic violence, rape, sexism in the UK? A gender-fair
curriculum, that includes women in history, that provides a
harassment-free environment, that teaches equality, not stereotypes, to
both boys and girls, is needed to prevent sexism in the society and the
many social problems it causes.

Alexa Adamo
Georgia State University


> Linda Purrington wrote:
> > Oh, really? Are girls really doing all that much better than boys in the
> > UK? Do advances carry out into the adult world? What are your criteria?
> > What are your stats and sources? Linda

On Thu, 12 Feb 1998, Robert Weverka wrote:
> Yes, All indications I have seen show girls doing better
> than boys overall in both the UK and in the USA.
> A good source for UK data is:
> Statistics of Education
> Public Examinations GCSE and GCE In England
> Department for Education and Employment Statistical Volume
> For data on the U.S. I have numerous citations to the NCES
> showing relative performance of boys and girls. If anyone
> is interested I can post pointers to this and to indications
> of how this flip-flop in relative perfomance by gender has
> translated to make up in the younger part of the work force.

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