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What Are The Reasons For The Improvement in Girls Educational Achievements in Recent Years?

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Girls' education has improved vastly in the last 10- 15 years. There are so many reasons for this rapid change. Many people may say it is because of the feminists. Others may think it is because boys have become lazier, or girls have stated taking a greater interest in education and their careers. After the feminist party came, girls had started being seen differently and not just as the typical housewives, who did the cooking, cleaning, washing and ironing, sewing and other domestic chores as well as raising the children and looking after other people in the family, while men were the breadwinners and earned all the money. Girls do not want to be dependant on men anymore and want to become something, with their own identity. ...read more.


However, for boys the statistics were not so good; with 36.8% 5+ A-C passes for their GCSE's in 1992-93 and 39.1% in 1993-94. This shows us that girls' education has improved and is becoming better than that of boys. The reason for the improvement in girl's education could also be that boys are becoming lazier in school, or have begun to pose a negative attitude towards their education, being more interested in cars and sports. Also, teaching methods have changed, for example coursework and essays are recent, so girls tend to take more time in making them perfect, whereas boys are not so bothered with written work and usually prefer practical work. Also, girls' education was started to be considered a lot more after the 2nd world war because men as young as 16 were ...read more.


This shows that women want to do more and want to prove themselves as strong, individuals with their own identity, and not the weak people who rely on men to do everything for them. They have been given an equal chance as have boys and are taking advantage of this opportunity to show that they can do as well as, if not better than boys and have the potential to do a lot. Not just sitting at home learning household chores and taking care of children and the family. They are not willing to be the weak duckling that won't leave its nest. Women wanted to do more and better and have done exactly so. Girls education has improved and will continue to do so. ?? ?? ?? ?? Zoya Khan 10L 1354 13228 ...read more.

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