ERIC Number: ED217332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Girls, Boys and Subject Choice: A Report on Sex Differences in Participation Rates in Subjects in Western Australian Government Secondary Schools. Discussion Paper No. 11.
Brown, Sandra; Fitzpatrick, Jim
Many of the issues confronting schools and society relate to the changing roles of males and females. Concern has also been expressed over the preparedness of graduates to face an uncertain job market and rapid technological change. To study the relationship between school subject choice and career opportunities for Australian youth, school records and other data were analyzed. The results indicated that for subjects involving student choice, girls tended toward art/crafts, home economics, secretarial, and culturally oriented classes. Boys chose manual arts, technological, and scientific options. The findings suggest that further research is required to clarify the role of school policies and practices in determining sex differences in subject choice. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Australian Education Dept., Perth. Research Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Australia