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.
EXAMPLE: The main idea of
the Mead(2008) article is...Blah, blah,
The main idea of the Greene (1978) is sexism
in schools and how it effects students and how
to fix it.
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 (2006) is she
explains the differences between girls and
boys and what we can do to fix the
The main idea of the Mead (2008) is
she explains the reasons for basing
education on gender and what doing that
might be a problem.
The main idea of the "Why Report
on Girls" (1992) talks about why
girls aren't getting enough
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 Robelen (2013) article says that math anxiety
causes female students to avoid math courses and
Teachers should encourage female
students to not underestimate their
The Heitin (2014) article discusses how science
teachers unintentionally focus on male students.
Female students engage in class less
because of performance anxiety.,
The Brenneman(2013) article highlights
perception about male and female students'
The idea of perception and reality is
The Sparks(2014) article presents the notion
that participating in extracurricular activities
generally ties in with higher G.P.A.
School related activities
were associated with higher
grades and church activities
were associated with better
Thr Segal(2013) states that since gender gaps exist they carry
over into standardized testing.
The main factor of the
SAT is math where
males out perform
Maybe a new method of
scoring should be introduced
to achieve more reliable
Level 1: At least three connections go in
bubbles on this level. What have you
found to remain the same throughout
both time periods (before 2010 and after
2010) concerning girls' and boys' ed?
Write these connections in
boxes/bubbles on this level.
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.
Connection #3 Male and female students perform differently, so
the notion of a gender gap is presented
Women perform better than males in reading
Teachers are guilty of focusing more on one
gender at times.
Male students perform better in Math and Science
Connection #1: Boys are doing
worse and girls are doing better.
Whitmire (2004): boys are struggling.
Adams (2013): More girls
are advancing to colleges.
Both Robelen(2013) and Greene(1978) agree that sexism exists in
schools and create a gender gap. Teachers tend to focus on one group
more which does not help female students' performace anxiety. The
gender gap presents unfair academic opportunity, which we need to fix.
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.
EXAMPLE: Mead (2008) said blah blah
blah; however, Adams
(2013) says blah blah blah...
The Mead(2006) article elaborates on
perceived notions that males are better in math
and science and females are better in reading
and writing, which all of the articles after 2010
The Robelen(2013) states that real time anxiety is the same for both
genders but the Whitmire(2004) elaborates on how male students are on
a decline reguarding performance.
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
EXAMPLE: We found an article entitled, "Brilliant Boys, Good Girls' Sexism in the classroom" (2014) It highlighted
three points very similarly to Greene(1978) and Robelen(2013)
Teachers pay attention to boys eight times more frequently.
Girls are praised for being good in roles
that compliment society
Teachers are unintentionally biased to
Girls are praised for neatness and encouraged to read more.
The mead(2006) article ties in with the newer articles by discussing the gender gap further.
The idea tha
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?
Girls might be better at language and boys might be better at
motor skills, but that is only a generalization. A lot of children will
learn on their own. So if we can focus on the problems of each
gender and of each student, our future will be more prepared.
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)