My Peep At Life…

December 15, 2008

Girls still ahead

Filed under: Career and Jobs,News,People and Communities — @ 10:55 AM

While the gender gap in the workplace is often commented on, the gap at school goes the other way, with the girls performing better. A recent study also points out that not only the gender gap but the wealth gap also takes it’s toll, with poorer students being outperformed by wealthier students.

This is an area with many studies being done to keep on top of the issues and to try and address the problems. However, there never seems to be much improvement. This latest study suggests that low expectations are producing low results, so a culture of high achievement needs to be fostered in all schools and among all pupils. I have to agree with that up to a point, you certainly get what you aim for, so you need to aim high to achieve high. You need to be careful of putting too much pressure on pupils though and recognise their achievements whatever they may be.

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