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Sex discrimination in education

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View Resource Trends in Educational Equity of Girls & Women

In response to a Congressional mandate, this report released last week examines "the extent to which males and females have access to the same educational opportunities." The report gives data, primarily from NCES surveys, involving 44 indicators of equality in education opportunities, success, and outcomes. The data show that while the large gap in educational attainment that once existed between...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000030
View Resource Scared at School: Sexual Violence Against Girls in South African Schools

In March 2001, Human Rights Watch released this new report. Scared at School: Sexual Violence Against Girls in South African Schools examines the physical and sexual harassment young girls often encounter in South African schools as well as the consequences for their education, as many girls leave school in the face of such harassment, and the general failure of school authorities to prevent it.

https://www.hrw.org/reports/2001/safrica/
View Resource Women in Science and Engineering: Lagging Behind or Forging Ahead?

Barbara McClintock, a pioneer and giant in the world of genetics, not to mention science in general, was born over a hundred years ago into an era of gender roles that essentially dictated where a girl would go in life. Today, while there may not be an overwhelming embracing of traditional gender roles, many hard-to-shake undercurrents of sexism remain. In fact, with regard to the sciences and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/0116
View Resource About.com: Why Women Shy Away from Careers in Science and Math

This article from About.com provides a psychological perspective on Why Women Shy Away from Careers in Science and Math. The article begins, "Girls steer away from careers in math, science and engineering because they view science as a solitary rather than a social occupation." The article reports primarily on a talk that University of Michigan psychologist, Jacquelynne Eccles, gave at the Society...

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050511134757.h...