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How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap : NPR

How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap : NPR | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
At Harvey Mudd College in California, about 40 percent of the computer science majors are women. That's far more than at any other co-ed school. And it's thanks in large part to the school's president, Maria Klawe.
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It's terrible that Klawe was so discouraged by professors. We can forgive society in general for its ignorance, but to hear that our educators are making blatantly sexist comments is a travesty. The male students at Harvey Mudd College in the computer science classes appreciate and benefit from female involvement in the courses. The problems can be seen from all points of view and the solutions are more indepth and detailed.

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Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise

Gender gap in university applications widens further after fees rise | Gender 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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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.

Alycia Degenstein's curator insight, January 16, 2014 1:51 PM

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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Gender and Education | European Institute of Women's Health

International Women's Day, UNESCO Institute for Statistics is releasing an interactive tool to highlight progress - pitfalls in girls' and women's education.
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Julia Bennett's comment, May 8, 2013 5:15 PM
this is a short article, but it takes an interesting way of looking at and educating people about gender and education. Many people could learn from the approach to spreading knowledge because many people enjoy games! This idea could easily be implemented in a number of ways for different areas as well...
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Boys' effort in school tied to college gender gap | onCampus

Boys' effort in school tied to college gender gap | onCampus | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
“The world has changed around boys, and they have not adapted as well as girls,” said Claudia Buchmann, a professor of Sociology at Ohio State and co-author of The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it ...
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Shelby Mota's comment, May 7, 2013 12:40 AM
This was a very interesting article to read because as society has shown, women are overpowering men at universities. This article shows all of the important statistics.
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The Education Gap's Impact Could Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap - Forbes

The Education Gap's Impact Could Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap - Forbes | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
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So how can an education gap help minimize the gender pay gap?
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Grand Mufti calls for end to mixed-gender education and employment - Libya Herald

Grand Mufti calls for end to mixed-gender education and employment - Libya Herald | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Grand Mufti calls for end to mixed-gender education and employment Libya Herald In an open letter to the President of the General National Congress, the Prime Minister, other members of Congress and the government as well as militia leaders and...
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Libya's Grand Mufti advocates gender segregation in educational establishments - Middle East Online

Libya's Grand Mufti advocates gender segregation in educational establishments - Middle East Online | Gender in Education | Scoop.it

Middle East Online Libya's Grand Mufti advocates gender segregation in educational establishments Middle East Online ...


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Gender Equality

This was a school project and I truly do think this is a problem in the world. We need to do what we can to help stop genderyoutube.com
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Women worldwide are doing more than half of the work and only recieve 5% of the income that males working recieve.

Poverty is dominated by women. 70% of people in poverty are female.

Northern Africa is very stagnant in the issue of gender equality, in that only 20% of people employeed are women. Many of these women do not have basic rights as do women in first world countries. Not until 2005 did they have the right to own property!

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Why The Ripple Effect For Change Starts With Educating Girls - Forbes

Why The Ripple Effect For Change Starts With Educating Girls - Forbes | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Why The Ripple Effect For Change Starts With Educating Girls
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This series of “The Fixer” posts amplies the problems that a new generation of women are solving. Inside SHARE: Shannon ...
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Conference on International Gender and Identity Issues Brings Together Academics and Practitioners at the American Graduate School in Paris

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Conference on International Gender and Identity Issues Brings Together ...: The AGS annual conference is organ... http://t.co/1lLaCX1spv
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Infographic on Gender Inequality: Equal Education, Unequal Pay

Infographic on Gender Inequality: Equal Education, Unequal Pay | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
A delightful graphic illustrating the current income disparity between men and women, despite their equal levels of educational merit.
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Good job! I like this post!
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Getting to the STEM of Gender Inequality - Huffington Post

Getting to the STEM of Gender Inequality - Huffington Post | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Getting to the STEM of Gender Inequality Huffington Post Too many of them though have not had the opportunities I have been blessed with, by having terrific teachers in and out of school settings and incredible parents, who have encouraged me,...
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The number of women enrolled in college has increased 30% in 40 years. At CGIU they are starting to eliminate the stereotype that science, technology, engineering, and math are fit better for boys. The United States is realizing that to maintain leadership in STEM fields, they need to eliminate the stereotypes discouraging women from pursuing education in these fields. By broadening the potential of the entire community rather than focusing on one gender, focusing on empowering women, the US can keep on competitive track. 

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Pseudoscience and stereotyping won't solve gender inequality in ...

Pseudoscience and stereotyping won't solve gender inequality in ... | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Pseudoscience and stereotyping won't solve gender inequality in science. A parenting guide aimed at drawing more girls into science lacks evidence and promotes old-fashioned gender stereotypes. Share · Tweet this.
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In trying to get girls more into science by relating lessons to shopping or domestic activities the stereotypes that are limiting are being reinstated. We should be attacking the stereotype itself instead of reinforcing them. By societal standards, girls aren’t expected to excel in math or science and this is discouraging these otherwise very capable students. Children should be taught to defy culture and challenge tradition and gender roles. So often children are told what they ought to be and do. We should start giving them freedom to be whomever they want based on their individual personalities and interests. This should start with educators, and can hopefully trickle into parenting.

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UNGEI - United States of America - Gender and Education experts ...

UNGEI - United States of America - Gender and Education experts ... | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
By Desmond Doogan. NEW YORK, United States of America, 04 December 2012 – A recent report reveals the urgent need to invest in skills for the 116 million young women aged 15 to 24 who fail to complete primary school and lack skills for ...
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Report on myths about gender and education | From experience to ...

This UK-based report by the department for Children, Schools and Families is a bit older (2009), but more relevant than ever as it collects the most important myths about gender in education. Check the report for the different ...
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Jennifer Buckley's comment, May 2, 2013 4:42 PM
This was an interesting aspect to look at. I never considered all the differences people might associate between boys and girls. Great topic!
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Gurian Institute's Summer Institute - July 14-19

Gurian Institute's Summer Institute - July 14-19 | Gender in Education | Scoop.it

The 12th Annual Summer Institute is July 14th -19th at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, CO.  We gather to learn the latest research in gender, education, and human behavior.  This intense training experience is designed for teachers, administrators, parents and other professionals working with children.


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Gender Ministry must protect girls against violence -GNECC ...

Gender Ministry must protect girls against violence -GNECC ... | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
The Girls' Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service was created in 1997 to coordinate and plan activities to address the lack of gender equality in access, participation and achievement of girls in education, to ascertain ...
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Gender Differences Continue to Factor into Education - KnightNews.com

Gender Differences Continue to Factor into Education - KnightNews.com | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Gender Differences Continue to Factor into Education
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Gender differences are still a factor in education; although women have advanced, men are 2.3 times likely to complete a doctoral program than women.
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Melbourne's hypocrisy on gender naive - The Australian

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Melbourne's hypocrisy on gender naive The Australian There is a civic responsibility that accompanies being a leader in education and the university appears to have forgotten it somewhere in the apparently ambiguous space between social inclusion...
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How Student Debt Affects Women, Minorities - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

How Student Debt Affects Women, Minorities - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
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The existing gender pay gap is a significant challenge for college-educated women.
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Ashley Cox's comment, May 2, 2013 10:44 PM
Wow, I had not a clue that women and minorities had the largest number if student debits. After reading one if your articles that looks into why women are less likely to go for a doctoral degree, I can see why now! Especially if we have the same job as a man yet we get paid less.
Kandace Mangold's comment, May 4, 2013 10:18 PM
I can't believe woman and minorities have the most debt.
KatieMcDade's comment, May 6, 2013 11:02 PM
This was definitely eye opening to me, women minorities having the largest amount of debt
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How Student Debt Affects Women, Minorities | US News And World Report - Huffington Post

How Student Debt Affects Women, Minorities | US News And World Report - Huffington Post | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
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This gender pay gap means women spend a larger proportion of their earnings on repaying loans and have less money to put toward other investments.
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Women with the same degrees as men are being paid less, simply because of their gender. In turn, women are spending more of their income repaying school loans. This article addresses the issue of paying back student loans by suggesting that proposed legislation should inforce an act to ensure borrowers maximize federal loan borrowing. However, this is just a solution to a surface problem, when the resolve of the core issue should be the priority instead.

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Raising awareness and creating a "safe place" - Waltonian

Raising awareness and creating a "safe place" Waltonian They've also provided speakers, including Eastern faculty, and lesson plans to inform visitors about different issues, such as media representation or gender inequality in relation to LGBT...
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I find it very interesting that this happens to be a group within a Christian group. It's great that they bring up the issue of Christians forgetting to serve the LGBT community. Especially with the issue of gay marriage, many Christians are not supportive because "in the bible it says that marriage is between a man and a woman". It's an interesting point that they address that many students bash LGBT groups at the school, because since they are at a Christian school, they assume there are no gay students. Even a non-religious student could assume the same thing, and they are so very misinformed.

It also seems very controversial that the group has not been recognized as official at Eastern University. However, this supports the anonymity of being a member.

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Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality: It Starts With Education

Breaking the Cycle of Gender Inequality: It Starts With Education | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Gender inequality remains a problem in developing countries as women are denied the tools to free themselves from poverty. In extreme cases, women are largely considered the property of men. They work on land they don't ...
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Without education gender inequality strives in developing countries. Without education, illiteracy is very common. Without literacy, women marry young so that they can recieve financial support from a man. Then they have children who are only supported by one parent. This increases the view of women as objects, poverty, and hunger. BuildOn is a program that builds schools and requires at least 50% female enrollment.

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Brittany Nuzum's comment, May 6, 2013 9:40 PM
This has shocking statistics! Thank you for bringing light to a topic that is typically overlooked.
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Queensland Public Schools Look To Same Sex Classes

More of our schools could be tempted to offer same sex classes once details of students results are published. There have been dramatic ...youtube.com
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Middle school girls told to 'ask for a lesbian kiss' in anti-bullying workshop - American Thinker (blog)

Middle school girls told to 'ask for a lesbian kiss' in anti-bullying workshop - American Thinker (blog) | Gender in Education | Scoop.it
Middle school girls told to 'ask for a lesbian kiss' in anti-bullying workshop American Thinker (blog) Two girls in a New York state middle school were told to stand in front of class and "pretend they were on a lesbian date," and ask another girl...
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Holland Bass's comment, May 7, 2013 3:12 AM
Wow. I agree with the article that it was inappropriate to tel lthe girls to ask another girl for a kiss. While I agree with teaching people such terms as Pansexual, they did not have to demonstrate the physical aspects of a relationship between two people.
Alaina Knox's comment, May 8, 2013 1:25 AM
I agree that there should be an anti-bullying workshop, but I do not agree that the children need to act out scenes. That is inappropriate.