Differences Between Girls And Girls

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Throughout the decades there have been noted differences in the educational realm pertaining to gender. Some debate over the differences in learning style with boys and girls. Others conclude that teachers teach and treat boys and girls differently. Society and other factors can influence and cause discrepancies in the overall educational attainment for boys and girls.
Historically men have lead the race in educational achievement. However, since the eighties, women have started to be coequals with their male counterparts. Anne McDaniels (2010), reveals that in 2009, women constituted fifty three percent of tertiary students. Women exceeded men in every country except five: Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, and Turkey. This information may lead some to believe that equality is increasing in educational institutions for the genders. Unfortunately, this is not the case because there are shortcomings across the board for both genders.
There are discrepancies in the overall scores attained on standardized testing with boys and girls. The scores can be misleading and not express the cumulative knowledge of each gender. McDaniels (2010) states that there is discrepancies in gender performances within classroom performances and standardized tests scores. Girls typically achieve higher grades and higher class standings but boys achieve higher grades on standardized tests. She questions if the standardized tests undervalues the girls’ academic abilities or if the…
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