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From Life to Curriculum and from Curriculum to Life: Re-thinking Our Paradigms on Jewish Studies at School


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US Education is Inferior - Math gender gap in US worst in world-- flipped completely for every other area, though, Teachers Are Incompetent


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Are We Coming Up Short on Educating Boys?

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Society spends a fair amount of time dissecting gender differences, even in the field of education.

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Interesting, however, I feel that it is not just boys that respond well to breaks between lessons and engaging the kinesthethic intelligences in lessons. All students can benefit from this type of interaction with education.

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Women in Education: Computing

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Despite an increase in women in universities, there are still areas where women are not present in numbers that even come close to equal.

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Still Lagging: women’s earnings in America

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Women may have bridged the gender gap in education and employment, but when it comes to getting paid, the fact remains that they still earn less than their male counterparts, no matter age group, race, union affiliation or level of education.

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malek's curator insight, August 12, 2013 7:58 AM

Here's a shocker from Wikipedia:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_inequality_in_the_United_States  ;

Income inequality in the United States has grown significantly since the early 1970s, after several decades of stability, and has been the subject of study of many scholars and institutions. While inequality has risen among most developed countries, and especially English-speaking ones, it is highest in the United States

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Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise

Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise | Diversity Issues in Education | Scoop.it

Proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds going to elite universities rises 10% as overall applications fall.

Women are a third more likely to go to university than men, according to a Ucas report, widening the gender gulf in higher education.

Demand for university places fell in terms of applications (-8.8%) and acceptances (-13%) when higher fees were introduced for students this October. But the fall in the number of young men applying was about twice that of young women, with entry rates for both at 24.6% and 32.5% respectively...


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This shows that there is not just a gap in terms of socio-economic status, but also in gender. However, I was surprised that more women are accpepting offers to university than men.

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Mac Cagle's comment, May 7, 2013 3:50 PM
Its intresting to see that this trend seems to be international. i had always just figured that it was an american things but the study from the UK claims other wise.
Alicia Milanowski's comment, May 7, 2013 9:01 PM
How interesting! I would have never realized this was such a big issue before reading your scoopit page! Its strange to because I am a woman so one would assume that I would be in the know on these issues but I am most certainly not. Thank you for bringing this issue to peoples attention.
Connor McDade's curator insight, December 4, 2013 10:32 PM

This article explores recent economic influences on university application and attendance, demonstrative of societal attitudes and dynamics. An increase in application fees is yet another blow to male application, further perpetuating the gender gap at the university level. In fact, the application rate of male students was lower than the entry rate for female students, meaning that "if the acceptance rate for men was 100%, the resulting entry rate for men would still be below that of women." The most recent data does show an increase in university attendance from disadvantaged demographics, yet the gap between the genders continues to rise. Experts do have faith that the gap will work itself out eventually, but proactive measures should be taken to help confront the gap with purpose and enthusiasm.