Use the Note Area to cite sources of information you found. Click the upper right corner of the box to make the note pad appear, then type.
Level 2: Sources Before 2010. In the
bubbles below, record the main
idea of each of the five articles
we read for the discussion
posts. Use dates in APA style.
The main idea of the Mead (2006) article is
how girls are progressively doing better in
the education system and getting close to
matching their male counter parts
The main idea of Greene
(1978) is how the schools are
being sexist, instead of
teaching the students
Note the citation here - it is APA style. The author's last name and the date of the article/book. Then at the end, you would have a list of references in APA style that would include the name of the article/book - like what most of you did for your biography project.
The main idea of the Mead (2008) is how girls and boys
are being treated differently in an academic setting
because their brains work differently.
The main idea about “Boys
are struggling academically”
(2004) is how boys are
struggling within the
educational system and how
this is most common in the
The main idea of Mead (1992) is how girls are
being ignored and needs are not being met within
the educational system and how it is geared
Level 2: Sources After 2010. Choose
5 of the 8 new articles I
provided, or search the web
for others. Any combination
is also fine. In the bubbles
below, record the main idea
The main idea of the Sparks
(2014) article how extra
curricular activities are helping
both boys and girls in different
Having the students
participate in different extra
curricular activities helps
them excel in different
aspects of school.
The main idea in the Mead (2013)
article talks about how
girls and boys are both
separated from their
The main idea in the Heltin (2014)
article it talks about how
boys are getting more
attention in the math
and science portions of
over their female
The main idea in the
Robelen (3013) article is the
fact that there are larger
gaps appearing between
boys and girls in both math
and reading areas of
The main idea of Adams
(2013) is that more
women are enrolling in
2-year and 4-year
What has remained the same in
articles both pre and post 2010
concerning the education of boys
Here is where you show evidence of your thinking. Connect the pieces about boys and girls' education that you have found to be the same in sources before 2010 (which we read for the discussions) and in sources you found dated after 2010.
In the 2013 article, it states that men do worse on their writing
portion of the SAT and in the 2004 article it forsees boys will
drop once the writing part is added to the SAT.
Level 3: What differences in the updated information did you find?
Compare articles dated after 2010 to those dated
before 2010. Record at least three.
In the article "Boys are struggling
academically" it says that boys are
having a harder time in the education
system when in the Segal (2013) article
it statistically proved that boys were
scoring higher in two of the three
sections in the SAT testing. The were
only scoring lower than the girls in the
writing portion of the SAT but had an
overall better score.
In the (2013) article it states that girls do about
as well as boys do in math classes, and that it is
people telling girls that are not as good at math
that gives them anxiety. In the (2004) article, it
states "girls shine" while boys are falling behind.
The difference in “Boys Are Struggling Academically” (BASA) and
“Should We Care About Gender Composition As New Yorks Elite
Public Schools” is in BASA article it says that boys are struggling in
the elite educational environment and in “Should We Care…” it says
that girls are the ones struggling in the education system.
Level 4: Look at sources dated after 2010 that your group
found for this week's discussion posts. On this
level, show at least two likenesses (to the right) and two
differences(to the left) you found as you studied these and
ANY other works we have studied in the course. Cite your
Both of these article
stressed how men are
getting more emphasis in
the STEM classes but
Harry's article offers idea's
in how working together
can lead to developments
in the fired.
The 2013 article states that gender gaps in math
are becoming broader but in the 2014 article is
shows women are aging in STEm fields.
One difference is that Mead says women
are getting close to matching their male
counterparts (that are) but Timby's article
shows even when females are equal they
are treated as inferior.
In Mead's (1992) article she says how females are being
neglected in education, In Trimby's article she discusses
how 21 years later sexism is still an issue.
Level 5: What conclusion(s) have you drawn about girls and boys' education
as a result of synthesizing all you have read for this assignment?
A conclusion we found was that the
educational system from 1992 to 2014
has not changed as much as we as a
society have hope based on the findings
in the article that boys and girls are still
http://www.hereiswhereifound.com. A notation needs to be on each of your bubbles in this area - support what you believe! For example, you could refer to something in "Savage Inequalities", in which case you would write: (Kozol, 1991)
Within the educational systems teachers
need to pay equal attention to both boys
and girls. WIth an overwhelming feeling
that both girls and boys are getting
behind academically because of sexism in
the classroom and the thought of one sex
being better at a subject than that of their
counter parts, teachers need to put in an
effort to not leave a student in the dark
It is shocking how little is really known on the
subject of boys verses girls in education. Much
of what drives this sexism in the classroom is
based on stereotypes not real information.
These stereotypes are becoming real because
students are pushed into accepting the "facts".
The tone several of these articles have that is negative toward
one sex triumphing of another is so interesting and alarming to
me. I can't imagine treating a student differently because of
gender. I believe teaching the student not the statistics is what
is important. Every child learns differently and gender should
not be a factor in what opportunities they are given.