Monday, January 30, 2012

USA Today Article on Recession and Recovery by Gender

We have heard about the mancession and now the hecovery, but take a look at the paragraph in the middle about wages for women in New York and jobs of the future! Is this other field giving a nodto biologicisl gender differences or the power of media influences?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Education Week Article on Single Gender Education

An article that looks at a study from Trinidad. The article includes comments from several people (including myself). An important part is the responses by the ACLU and their activity.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Math Achievement Differences Might Not Be From Stereotype Threat

Articles pointing to a study that claims stereotypes do not explain diff in math performance!

The study has not been released yet.

Two links

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finland as a Model

This article from Education Week hails the Finland model of education. Indeed there are great achievements. In terms of gender, on PISA the girls scored on average in the top range and the boys did as well. But, Finland also showed the greatest gap between the average scores of boys and girls in reading. Yes, something good is happening there demonstrated by the high scores for both boys and girls. There is still room for growth given the gap.

Differences in After School Activities

A study shows differences in participation in after school activities.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Study on Gender Differences in Personality

A very interesting study that argues for a different way to understand gender differences. They claim that there might be small individual specific differences, but when put together these small differences translate into large differences. From their abstract, "The idea that there are only minor differences between the personality profiles of males and females should be rejected as based on inadequate methodology."

At the link, you will find the article as well as comments, including on my Hyde (and a response from the authors.)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thoughts on Gendered Marketing

Sam Sommers has a post hear on marketing, gender, and the idea of boys v. Girls. It is a great read because it raises it raises important points. The key, I think, is that gender is a part of what we do. He enter the discussion about biological gender differences a bit. As educators we should use the idea or knowledge of gender differences to limit students, but provide opportunities. It is interesting that he cites single gender testing rooms as a way to balance test scores. Again, gender is an influential power.

Money For Presenting on Sex Differences

An award scholarship for students presenting on neuroscience of sex differences. Exciting to see that someone is supporting research.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Gendered Look at Job Recovery

They called it the "mancession" and now men are being hired back at higher rates.

Supporting Single Gender Options in Missouri

An opinion article in support of offering single gender classes in Missouri, where the ACLU recently persuaded a local School district to cancel its classes. If the school district was in violation of the law then they should make changes and carry forward. If not, they should be allowed to offer legal choices to parents.