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Examine the reasons for changes in the educational attainment of males and females in recent years

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Examine the reasons for changes in the educational attainment of males and females in recent years In this essay, the reasons for the changes that have occurred in recent years in regards to the educational attainment of males and female will be looked at. Evidence seems to suggest that females outperform males in schools. There are various reasons for this, which will be examined in the essay. Mitsos and Browne are a few of the many sociologists that believe that boys are underachieving more than girls, even though they also believe that girls are disadvantaged. The fact that boys are doing worse than boys is shown in the SATs results where girls are doing better than boys. ...read more.

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Evidence also shows that girls are more motivated and harder working than boys. Mitsos and Browne also argue that by the age of 16, girl are estimated to be more mature than boys by up to 2 years therefore taking exams more seriously. Besides arguing why girls are doing better than boys, Mitsos and Browne have also come up with a range of reasons of why boys are not achieving their full potential. One reasons why boys are underachieving is because teachers tend to be less strict with boys and expect a lower standard of work than they do from girls. This allows boys to underachieve by failing to push them. ...read more.

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Weiner et al do accept some changes have taken place. E.g. the introduction of GCSEs has led to for females to take and succeed in exams at the age of 16. What is occurring now is a backlash against the success of females. Men feel threatened by the possibility that men and women might become equal. Weiner at al have put a strong case in arguing that concern over male underachievement might be exaggerated. There is little evidence that females are becoming much more successful than males in education. Changes in recent years could have been brought upon by the idea that males are achieving less than they should or could do in schools. Although these problems are considered new, many of the possible reasons may not be new at all. In fact they can be seen as class related. Shukri Ahmed Page 1 ...read more.

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