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Teaching Gender Equality to Children - Paige Briggs - 17 views

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    A guide for selecting anti-bias children's books recommends checking illustrations, story lines and the relationships between characters as some of the ways to find books without gender bias.
Mary Glackin

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM - HBR - 62 views

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    Good review of studies on the actual causes of low numbers of women in American science - gender bias
Roland Gesthuizen

Why Investing In Girls Is The Smartest Move We Can Make - 25 views

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    "Lack of access to education and health care for girls around the world doesn't just hurt girls -- it hurts their families, communities and economies. Last month, UN Women released an infographic illustrating in numbers just how beneficial supporting young girls can be for a country's economy.

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Randolph Hollingsworth

Big Data 101: Colleges are hoping predictive analytics can fix their dismal graduation ... - 11 views

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    by Libby Nelson on July 14, 2014
Siri Anderson

St. Kate's Ask the Expert Presents: - Tackk - 18 views

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    Free CEU online opportunity to learn about best practices for success with girls in STEM disciplines.
Cammy Torgenrud

Educational Leadership:Closing Opportunity Gaps:The Myth of Pink and Blue Brains - 35 views

  • Few other clear-cut differences between boys' and girls' neural structures, brain activity, or neurochemistry have thus far emerged, even for something as obviously different as self-regulation.
  • Our actual ability differences are quite small. Although psychologists can measure statistically significant distinctions between large groups of men and women or boys and girls, there is much more overlap in the academic and even social-emotional abilities of the genders than there are differences (Hyde, 2005). To put it another way, the range of performance within each gender is wider than the difference between the average boy and girl.
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    • Baby boys are modestly more physically active than girls (Campbell & Eaton, 1999).
    • Toddler girls talk one month earlier, on average, than boys (Fenson et al., 1994).
    • Boys appear more spatially aware (Quinn & Liben, 2008).
  • Avoid stereotyping
  • Appreciate the range of intelligences
  • Strengthen spatial awareness
  • Engage boys with the word
  • Recruit boys into nonathletic extracurricular activities
  • Bring more men into the classroom
  • Treat teacher bias seriously
Sydney Lacey

Teacher Magazine: Boys Trail Girls in Reading; Can Fart Jokes Help? - 32 views

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    Parents of reluctant readers complain that boys are forced to stick to stuffy required school lists that exclude nonfiction or silly subjects, or have teachers who cater to higher achievers and girls. They're hoping books that exploit boys' love of bodily functions and gross-out humor can close the gap.
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