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The Role of Gender in Education

In fall 2011, in america there were 3.7 million full-time school teachers


- 3.3 million public school teachers
- 0.4 million private school teachers

How many teachers are male/female


- 2007-2008
- Total: 3,405,000
- Male: 821,000
- Female: 2,584,000
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School teachers are more often women than men


- Males in 1879-1880: 43%
- 1919-1920: 14%
- Females in 1879-1880: 57%
- 1919-1920: 86%
- More women were hired to compensate for growing enrollment rates

Today


- 2007-2008:
- Male: 25%
- Female: 75%

Boys vs girls What's the difference?


- Boys have lower college-going and graduation rates
- GIRLS BRAINS DEVELOP AS MUCH AS TWO YEARS AHEAD OF BOYS.
- BOYS WITH A.D.H.D. HAVE MORE "EXTERNALIZING SIDE EFFECTS" LIKE IMPULSIVITY.
- GIRLS WITH A.D.H.D. HAVE MORE "INTERNALIZING SIDE EFFECTS" LIKE DEPRESSION.
- By 8th grade:
- Nearly 1 in 4 boys have been suspended
- 1 in 10 girls have been suspended

Autism


- Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
- 78% increase over the past decade
- Autism affects 1 in 88 children
- AUTISM AFFECTS 1 in 54 boys
- Boys are almost 5 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls
- In girls, Autism Spectrum Disorder can manifest as extreme shyness or anxiety, masking that they may not be responsive to social cues
- BECAUSE GIRLS WITH AUTISM DO NOT SHOW MANY SIGNS, IT'S EASIER FOR THEM TO "BLEND IN" WITH THEIR PEERS. this leads to decreased bullying among autistic girls than boys.
- Autism costs a family an average of $60,000 a year

Environmental factors


- According to the U.S. Department of Labor's American Time Use Survey:
- Parents of girls are more likely to
- Have books in the home
- Read to their children
- Take children to concerts
- Sign up children for extracurricular activities

- Male and Female Education Levels:
- of adults in the united states in 2012
- High School Diploma: 62,113,000
- Male: 30,216,000
- Female: 31,898,000
- Associate's Degree: 19,736,000
- Male: 8,560,000
- Female: 11,176,000
- Bachelor's Degree: 40,561,000
- Male: 19,415,000
- Female: 21,146,000
- Master's Degree: 16,459,000
- Male: 7,397,000
- Female: 9,062,000
- Professional Degree: 3,093,000
- Male: 1,938,000
- Female: 1,155,000
- Doctoral Degree: 3,178,000
- Male: 2,016,000

Sources


- http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2012/tables.html
- http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=28
- http://0-nces.ed.gov.opac.acc.msmc.edu/pubs93/93442.pdf
- http://chronicle.com/article/School-Suspensions-Among-Boys/129593/
- http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-08-13/male-teachers-education-reform/57039176/1
- http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html
- http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/facts-about-autism
- http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/features/adhd-symptoms-in-girls-and-boys
- http://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/adhd-symptoms-in-girls-and-boys
- http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/04/health/mental-health/autism-sex-differences


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