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1

Which sociologists discuss internal factors in gender differences?

1). Gorard = intro of GCSE/coursework --> boys started to fall behind.

2). Mitsos and Browne = girls are better at coursework.

3). Elwood = coursework is unlikely to be the sole reason.

4). Swann = girls prefer paired work.

5). Weiner = teachers have challenged sexist stereotypes --> removed from resources.

6). Jackson = league tables --> girls more attractive than boys.

2

What did Gorard find about the introduction of coursework in education?

- 1975 - 1989 = constant gender gap.

- 1989 = gender gap increased (coursework was introduced).

3

According to Mitsos and Browne, why are girls better at coursework?

1). Spend more time on it.

2). Take more care when presenting it.

3). Better at meeting deadlines.

4). Bring the correct materials to lesson.

4

What does Swann say is responsible for the gender gap?

Self-fulfilling prophecies (positive for girls, vice versa) =

- girls = better at paired work, and listening.

- boys = dominate class-discussion.

Teachers label girls as cooperative.