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Marc Jackman, W.; Morrain-Webb, Judith – Cogent Education, 2019
The superior performance of females over males at high school and other levels appears to be a growing international phenomenon. This is notwithstanding the fact that a recent and significant comprehensive global meta-analysis that examined male-female performance at all levels revealed that girls have always outperformed boys in school. This…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Goodman, Robin Truth – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2010
In 2008, the Florida state legislature, by a nearly unanimous vote, rushed passage on a statute that allowed sex segregation in public school classrooms. According to the version of the bill that passed through the Florida House, sex-segregated public school classrooms would be an expansion of school choice and would be implemented only…
Descriptors: Military Service, Public Schools, Privatization, Free Enterprise System
Hadley, Alena M.; Hair, Elizabeth C.; Dreisbach, Nicole – Child Trends, 2010
Childhood obesity has become a major health problem. Approximately 17 percent of U.S. children six to 17 years of age are obese--that is, their sex-and-age-specific Body Mass Index (BMI) is at or above the 95th percentile. This proportion is two-and-a-half times higher than it was 25 years ago. Obesity during childhood often carries into…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Intervention, Physical Activities
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2016
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
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Lundin, Mattias – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2014
Science education has been pointed out as fact-based and built on reliable knowledge. Nevertheless, there are areas that include other aspects. Sexual education is, according to the Swedish syllabus, such an example and it involves aspects as love, sexuality and relations. These aspects suggest a possible tension between the biological and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Homosexuality, Sex Education, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Caroline – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2014
This article seeks to open up a discussion of issues relating to the significance of sexual difference, the thinking and politics emerging from it and how it might affect educational philosophy. It briefly examines the initial work of Luce Irigaray, which has become quite influential in parts of the English speaking world, particularly focussing…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Philosophy, Sex Fairness, Educational Objectives
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2015
In January 2010, the General Assembly passed the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), a comprehensive reform agenda that seeks to transform public higher education through changes in academic, fiscal and administrative policies at the state and institutional levels. While the higher education landscape has been shaped by the CCTA, higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Enrollment
Lancaster, Cecil Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Under Title IX, male and females have an equitable opportunity both at work and at school. Under Title IX, any institution, that receives federal funding, is compelled to provide equal opportunities to participate in sports for female athletes. Since the enactment of Title IX, the percentage of female head coaches for female athletic teams has…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination
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Molla, Erjona – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
The family and the school are the two main pillars that influence the child during the process of growth, but also play a major role in the socialization of gender roles in the way they organize the environment for the child. The development of gender roles begins at birth. The children are exposed to many factors that influence their attitudes…
Descriptors: Socialization, School Role, Sex Role, Gender Bias
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Lock, Robynne M.; Hazari, Zahra – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2016
Despite the fact that approximately half of high school physics students are female, only 21% of physics bachelor's degrees are awarded to women. In a previous study, drawn from a national survey of college students in introductory English courses, five factors commonly proposed to positively impact female students' choice of a physical science…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Females, Sciences, Physics
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Saifullova, Razilia Rauilovna; Maslova, Inga Vladimirovna; Krapotkina, Irina Evgenevna; Kaviev, Airat Farkhatovich; Nasyrova, Liliya Gabdelvalievna – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This article presents the national gender policy in public education in the Russian Empire in the latter half of the 19th-early 20th centuries. In the course of work the authors have used special historical research methods enabling to hammer out the facts and to approach historical sources from a critical standpoint. The comparative method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Gender Issues
Micceri, Theodore – Online Submission, 2010
This study investigates 10-year trends in instructional faculty salaries by sex and rank for USF, five SUS Peers (UF, FSU, FIU, UCF, FAU) and eight National Peers (North Carolina State, Alabama-Birmingham, Illinois-Chicago, California-Irvine, SUNY-Stony Brook, SUNY-Buffalo, Cincinnati, Rutgers). Methods: Historical instructional faculty salary…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Salaries
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Tamilselvi, B.; Rajaguru, S. – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2010
Future world is in the hands of present youth. It is a well known fact that education shapes the future of the youth. The college is the major socialization institution of the youth. College is one of the most important foundation pillars on which the youth's personality develops. Adolescents learn proficiencies in various abilities like learning…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, College Students, Gender Differences, Place of Residence
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Burr, Rachel – Journal of Moral Education, 2014
In this article I examine what it means to be a good child in Vietnam. Throughout the country ancestral worship is widely practiced. This traditionally places emphasis on the need for a boy child to continue the practice of worship into the next generation. Because of this, while the high value placed on the boy child has been tempered by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Social Systems, Males
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Meezan, William; Rauch, Jonathan – Future of Children, 2005
Same-sex marriage, barely on the political radar a decade ago, is a reality in America. How will it affect the well-being of children? Some observers worry that legalizing same-sex marriage would send the message that same-sex parenting and opposite-sex parenting are interchangeable, when in fact they may lead to different outcomes for children.…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Child Rearing, Marriage, Homosexuality
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