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 Greene (1978) is sexism
in schools and how it effects students and
how to fix it.
The main idea of the Mead (2006) is she explains
the differences between girls and boys and what we
can do to fix the problem.
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 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
The Mead(2006) is about how boys are
good at math and science, girls are good
at language, and the success of both
genders in reading, science, and math.
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 mead(2013) article points out that
girls are outnumbered in New York's elite
Do female students shine away from certain career
choices because of the gap?
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.
Women students are better than males at reading and writing.
Female students are pushed
into roles that fit the social
norms because of the gender
Connection #1: Boys are doing worse
and girls are doing better.
Whitmire (2004): boys are struggling
Adams (2013): More
girls are advancing to
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.
Most of the articles after 2010 talk about how boys are
good at math and science and the attention they get.
However, Whitmire (2004) says that boys are struggling
academically and less and less boys are going to college.
Even though boys are good at math and
science, overall there hasn't been imrovement.
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
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 do.
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
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)
attention to boys
eight times more
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.
Mead (2008) states that there are problems with education and that
"...there's no evidence that the gender-based approaches work in
improving student achievement." However Uknown (2013) states that
Gurian's study showed "that test scores dramatically improved in same-sex
One article titled "'Brilliant boys, good girls': Sexsism in the Classroom
says that boys are getting more attention. If so, why aren't they getting
smarter? The Whitmire (2004) says boys are struggling, but with all the
attention, why are boys getting worse, or girls getting better.
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?
Although female students perform just as well as male students the gap
presents issues that limit them from having the same opportunity as the Segal(2013) covers.
The scoring gap on the Sat and performance anxiety limits career and academic choices
students make as covered in the Robelen(2013) article.
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.