Have you seen gender bias in education?

In the school environment, it is usually stereotyped that boys do better than girls in mathematics and science subjects, while girls probably do better in art subjects and home-making courses. I feel that it is unneccesary to specify what subjects a specific gender should be good at, because there are girls who are in a class of their own in various science subjects and mathematics while there are boys very much interested in home-making subjects.

I've known boys who are interested in interior decorating, culinary arts, and other related courses, and they are often criticized because of their "odd" taste... This always leads to dreams being crushed ann low self-esteem on the boys' part.

Sometimes, teachers accord certain behaviours to a particular gender. For example, if there's a case with a student standing up to a staff, they would guess it was probably a boy and they'd probably brush it off but on the realization that it was actually girl, everyone would want to see that girl aggressive enough to talk back at a teacher... This is not helping this movement at all.

A report on performance shows that when students are first enrolled, the girls perform equal to or better than the boys, it may continue that way or along the way due to side comments made resulting to low self-confidence, their performances drop drastically.

In British Columbia, it was tested and the results showed that girls outperform boys in writing and reading test while almost catching up to them in math and science but the major issue is that the teachers never really give so much attention to the girls compared to what the boys get.

According to my research, I have found out that the best way to start getting rid of bias in the educational system, is for teachers to know that their actions bear biased tendencies and the sooner they realize and reduce the level of stereotyping, the closer to closing the bridge of biasness we will be.

What other ways can we get rid of bias in the education sector?

Comments (55)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    25 Mar 2022

    Thank you for this original post that looks at something we have not yet explored on the Student Hub. How do you think we help teachers see the importance and consequence of any gender bias they might show?

    1. British Council.jpg jocular_explanation | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Mar 2022

      I guess teachers should be involved in awareness programs that will enlighten them on how bias negatively affects students, they should address their students equally as though they are one gender and they could also start involving girls in activities they believe only boys can do like sports and science.

    2. British Council.jpg affable_atmosphere | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Mar 2022

      Can I at least answer this question please.

  • British Council.jpg grounded_idea | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    25 Mar 2022

    I think that the public should be educated but why is it that girls are doing well in education but not boys.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      grounded_idea's comment 25 Mar 2022

      What is your evidence for this, grounded_idea?

      1. British Council.jpg grounded_guineapig | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 27 Mar 2022

        Because of the generation we are all in,now we the females have the idea that we can do more better than males so we learn hard now a days

      1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
        grounded_guineapig's comment 28 Mar 2022

        Please use full words on the Student Hub! Can you say why you agree?

  • British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    25 Mar 2022

    The solution to this problem is that teachers should have conversation with their students and get to know each and everyone of them, their interest, their strength and weakness so that they know how to approach the person. Teachers should use encouraging words to both genders. Teachers should honor the perspective and opinions of each gender in the class room. Teachers should also be diverse in the classroom to both genders.

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (11).jpg inspiring_sea | Castle Hill Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Mar 2022

    I've noticed that the MAJORITY of teachers are women, and that has affected the image of your stock-standard stereotypical teacher. I don't understand what causes this "coincidence" as the same amount of people attend school.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      inspiring_sea's comment 25 Mar 2022

      Can you do some research to find out why the majority of primary school teachers are women?

      1. British Council.jpg incredible_trumpet | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 26 Mar 2022

        Most times women are employed as teachers because they understand the mind of a child and are patient enough to work with them but am not saying men are not just that it is easier for both genders to approach a female teacher than male without making a bad impression to the public.

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    25 Mar 2022

    A statistic indicated that about 80% of AI professors in various universities are men, while women constitute only 15% of AI research staff in major companies.

    This bias against women has a long history in most fields of science and technology, as if technology and computer science are a science only for men and women are not permitted to enter.

  • British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    25 Mar 2022

    I suggest that the subject be included in the daily class program of the students, and that there should be books such as books of literature and science that are taught to the students about these subjects, which the student studies like any other subject, so that they can deal with it on a daily basis and become a part of his regular study.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      willing_imagination's comment 28 Mar 2022

      A simple yet probably effective idea, willing_imagination?

      1. British Council.jpg willing_imagination | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 28 Mar 2022

        Yes my friend the idea may be simple, but with time it will become a part of one's life. Everything depends on getting used to it, in the sense that when we get used to having something in our life, it takes its place from a priority and we apply it involuntarily.

  • British Council.jpg fearless_mulberry | Makini Academy | Kenya
    26 Mar 2022

    I feel like it is more uncomfortable to tackle a topic like teacher bias. After all, no one wants to think their biased, particularly not people who devote their time, money and energy to teaching the next generation.
    A brief example where teachers are may be biased is racial bias. As much as teachers are influenced by societal beliefs about gender, racial bias in education arguably an even greater problem in the average American classroom
    Students of color are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-income schools with less qualified teachers, fewer material resources, larger classes sizes, and lower long-term expectations for their students. If a student of color does end up in a high-achieving school, they will be less likely to be placed in classes that will prepare them for college; “even when grades and test scores are comparable, black students are more likely to be assigned to lower-track, nonacademic classes.”

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      fearless_mulberry's comment 28 Mar 2022

      Can you support your statements with evidence, fearless_mulberry?

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    26 Mar 2022

    When we hear gender equality we think of females because they are the most disadvantaged in the society.

    This is also the case in Nigeria. One of the most prevalent forms of gender inequality is in education. Many girls have been denied the right to be educated and others that do not have the privilege of complete education. They only school for a few years and then drop out to get married. According to research Nigeria accounts for about 45% of out-of-school children in West Africa, with over 10 million out-of-school children. Girls account for over 60% of Nigeria's 10 million out-of-school children. High cases of uneducated girls are prevalent in the Northern part of Nigeria.

    A major reason for this is the culture and ideology of some parts of Nigeria. Most people do not see education for females as important because they feel that since girls don't carry the family name forever as they would eventually be married off there would be no need to take the trouble educating them but since the males will carry on the family name it would be beneficial to educate them instead.

    This is a major form of gender Bias here in Nigeria.

  • British Council.jpg enigmatic_memory | State Experimental Basic 2 School | Ghana
    26 Mar 2022

    In school as you said we have subject we say is boys are good at such as girls are good at home-making course due to that some people dreams scattered because some ladies wanted to be doctors and others but as I said we've taken it that girls are into home-making course so due to that thought she will back out and do other course but if we give them the chance to do it will benefit the country because not all boys are good in science so we have to stop biasing in education else we'll have wrong peoples to be take over the country the next generation.

  • British Council.jpg extraordinary_squirrel | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    26 Mar 2022

    Teachers should work to increase empathy and empathic communication because when the students learn about the lives of students and understand another’s perspective and emotions it helps the students to learn and care . Also when the teachers should treat the students with kindness and consideration it is a sure way to bring out kindness in them, too. At least one study has found that actively trying to take the perspective of another person as opposed to trying to be “objective”—increased one’s ability to not fall prey to stereotypical views of others. Actively inducing empathy for another person has been tied to a willingness to consider environmental circumstances more closely when handing out punishments for misbehaviour.

  • British Council.jpg buzzing_wallaby | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt
    26 Mar 2022

    What other ways can we get rid of bias in the education sector?
    By giving lectures by telling them that man or woman are human and they should be treated in right not telling that the man is better than woman the point is that they are the same.

  • St Michael's Middle School amusing_attitude | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    27 Mar 2022

    I think that the bias in schools is everywhere and its affect is massive from all the students that intentionally or not re-enforce the stereo typing and I think it effects the performances of the students because if your teacher is thinking that you won't do well because your a certain person then you'd probably not get as much help from them and then you'd get worse results and wouldn't bother in that lesson as much anymore, I also think that the effects of other people's stereo types or even your own can leave you deflated and feel like you are meant to like or be good at certain subjects and things and the whole boys verses girls stuff that happens in schools where they do competitions grouped in genders doesn't help because it creates a bigger barrier to cross and more pressure to beat the other team because they're a girl or a boy and it will be easy gets encouraged by things like this. Another thing is that is often wrong in the school environment is the way that a lot of the time if you are friends with someone of the opposite gender you're likely to at some point get called out for it and things like that make a bigger gender barrier that then continues when you leave school. On your comment Tom @ Topical Talk I think it is because of the way that women are stereotyped as being more caring than men and better at caring for children so they get employed easier than the man who might have the same experience and qualifications and it comes to the thing of how certain people get jobs more easily because of what gender they are and things as crazy as that. I think there is a lot of bias at schools and that we need to try to be judging on ability and performance rather than what gender a person is or even what they look like, and also to give others a chance before we make presumptions about what they would be good or bad at.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      amusing_attitude's comment 28 Mar 2022

      Thank you for explaining your view in such depth. Of all the bias in school, which is the easiest to tackle and get rid of, do you think?

  • St Michael's Middle School amusing_attitude | St Michael's Middle School A | United Kingdom
    28 Mar 2022

    I'm not really sure but I think that maybe the bias of gender inequality could be helped the a lot because when your younger if you don't see as much bias in you school then it would be easier to break the barrier it causes because you won't know of it as much but it would take the effort of all the staff but it wouldn't be that hard to stop it in schools the only thing is though that so much of your life is influenced by the world around you and as you get older lots of children have social media and that can really effect your views and opinions and show you how much bias there is out there and then you can be caused to start thinking in a bias way. I think it would really help though if bias could be stopped in schools because then the children can grow up and be a good influence on the younger people but it is nearly impossible to get the whole world on board with a movement but I think the more that do try the easier breaking the bias will become, but the longer we prolong action the harder it will be to break bias as it will get more built up but because many have realised it is a problem something is getting done and not all are oblivious to how wrong this is although it is clear to see that there is still an awful long way to go.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      amusing_attitude's comment 29 Mar 2022

      A developed and explained opinion, amusing_attitude. In future, try to break up your writing with full stops to give it more structure.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    29 Mar 2022

    I feel like the reason teachers are not aware of this form of bias is that the students do not tell them. The students probably do not have the courage to walk up to a teacher and tell the teacher that they are being biased or are discriminating against them. So the teacher will probably not see what he/she is doing wrong. He or she will just see himself and what he/she is doing as right unknowing to the teacher, a student has been hurt by his/her actions.

    I feel the best way to help teachers realise this form of discrimination is by organizing a program that involves going to different schools to talk to teachers and enlighten them on this form of bias. The program will involve both students and teachers.

    I also feel like what willing_imagination said about this topic will work. I feel it is a good idea to include it as a subject to be taught in school so that this form of bias in education will be dealt with.

    1. British Council.jpg diligent_library | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
      constructive_moth's comment 30 Mar 2022

      I feel like students should politely walk up to the teacher and have a conversation, voice out their problems, because teachers are meant to be a safe heaven for children.

  • British Council.jpg appreciative_pear | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Mar 2022

    A friend told me with great sadness how the refugee who hired him as a driver for his family absolutely refused to enroll his children in schools. My friend said: "I tried hard to convince him of the necessity of enrolling his children in schools in order to guarantee their future, and not to leave them illiterate to work in modest professions, but he replied to me saying: What is the benefit of education? It is better for my eldest son to help me secure a livelihood and support our large family from now on. Girls, they have to help their mother with cooking, housekeeping, baking bread and gardening. Will the baccalaureate or even a university degree make my son and daughter get a better job in the future? Sure, no. There are no jobs in Gaza, except by means of sectarian or partisan favoritism that we do not have. Therefore, I decided not to send my son to school after he is over 10. It is enough for him that he knows how to decipher the letter. From now on, he has to help me earn an income that will help me support his mother and brothers, until I marry the girls and relieve themselves of their responsibility. This is better than wasting time in schools.
    Bias is everywhere, even in education!

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      appreciative_pear's comment 30 Mar 2022

      Thank you for sharing this conversation, appreciative_pear. How would you respond to this person?

  • British Council.jpg amazing_reflection | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    30 Mar 2022

    First, I wanna note that for our good fortune, there is no discrimination between the two genders in my school concerning educational bias, we are all equal. I don't think that there is a gender who is always better than the other in a specific subject, that all is back to what every gender thinks because males and females are different in their logic and way if thinking, but equal in abilities. To get rid of bias in education sector, at least to limit it, high censorship should be done in every class by cameras, or awareness campaigns can be done to both students and teacher. Students to reject any sense of discrimination towards them. Teachers to be more aware about discrimination, that it is restricted and unaccepted whatever it is!

  • British Council.jpg champion_elephant | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    30 Mar 2022

    In my schools most times the students who major in science are boys while those who major in arts are girls. Bias in education happens often and is very common in high schools you find some teachers in some schools only focusing on smart students or when an activity or competition is meant to be held particular people are picked. I feel like teachers unconsciously fuel bias in education for example when teaching they give an example like THE BOY WENT TO THE MARKET it could also be THE GIRL WENT TO THE MARKET. They make comments like " you guys " should keep quiet, those might be stereotypes, girls are praised for the neatness of their work or their appearance, while boys are more likely to receive attributes based on effort and ability why should that be. I feel a solution can be to avoid grouping children by their gender. Make sure all classroom rules apply to a multitude of sexes. Have equal books, guest speakers, films on males, females, transgender people.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      champion_elephant's comment 30 Mar 2022

      Great suggestions, champion_elephant!

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    30 Mar 2022

    I feel like to solve this form of bias in education, it should be shown as a TV program so that an awareness of this form of bias can reach the public faster and it should also be broadcasted in news too so that experts too can also talk about it, to enlighten the public. I feel it is very important to solve this problem because school is a place where the future leaders of tomorrow are being formed. So if children are being exposed to a form of bias like this in an institution of learning they might learn this form of bias as they are growing and this will not be good. This is why I think this idea will be effective in solving this form of bias in education. In addition to this, it should be taught as a subject to help students and teachers also to learn about this form of bias.

  • British Council.jpg placid_guitar | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    30 Mar 2022

    If I were a teacher, I would help each gender achieve their dream by encouraging and motivating them. It is not necessary that all males have the same tastes, not even females. Everyone has a different thinking and style than the other. I know many girls who are brilliant in mathematics and science subjects, and also I know some guys who are brilliant in designs, decorations and cooking. I will give an example of that. For example, I am a girl, but I am interested in mathematics and scientific subjects and I am distinguished in that. It is true that I am distinguished in other things, but I am more interested in mathematics and scientific subjects. The wall of prejudice must be broken about this, And let's leave each person room to choose and do what he loves, and we only help him if possible..

  • British Council.jpg strong_lion | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    31 Mar 2022

    I would like to suggest a way to get rid of bias I the educational sector is by Recognizing that we’re all human beings and that our brains make mistakes. Simply being aware of unconscious bias can immediately start to reduce our reliance on generalizations or stereotypes. other ways we could get rid of the biases in education are;
    1. Address your students equally. Instead of “girls and boys” try to use “students” or “friends,”
    2. Avoid separating children based on gender.
    3. Learn about children as individuals

  • British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    01 Apr 2022

    Certainly this type of bias exists, for example, education is one of the most important rights that a person must enjoy, but in some families that are biased towards men, women are deprived of their education, thinking that the family is unable to do anything and will not benefit from education and that The man is the only one who can learn and build himself, and this is a big mistake. Depriving a woman of her education leads to negative things in her future. People may distance her from her on the pretext that she is uneducated and ignorant, and she may be lonely because she has not studied and met friends, and She may not even marry, or the people around her may insult her, how can we erase these traces and this prejudice?? And are there other effects of depriving women of education??!!

  • British Council.jpg tranquil_editor | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    02 Apr 2022

    Bias is a very bad thing and it should be stopped

  • British Council.jpg honorable_earth | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    03 Apr 2022

    In my society, there are many things can be done to eliminate gender bias in education. For instance, various activities can be prepared to reinforce equality like drama, drawing, games or role play. In addition to that, writing stories about gender quality. Teacher can also held face to face sessions, workshop or meetings or competition about facing gender bias. Students can make a compaign to resist gender bias in the society. Further, teachers can send websites or links for videos that displays the negative results if gender bias and why it is important to avoid biased behaviors at school. The whole school enviroment should had awareness of the disavantages of gender bias.

  • British Council.jpg ineffable_jambul | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Apr 2022

    "A fact to be proven; education for all"

    Imagine that we have a society without any educated woman; what would it be like?
    It is like a mess since men is dominant.
    I and others really consider how effective the woman is especially in education.
    Woman's rule must exceed some activities such as house working and upbringing.
    Men have to support this step by step in which gender equality is assured.
    But " Are social media and other means still enough to change the conservative vision of woman as just a responsible member with no education?

    How many generations would appreciate their father's as well as mother's achievements and great deeds in education?

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    05 Apr 2022

    Sometimes in my school, we could have a vote to see who needs to learn and improve on different subjects and who wants to learn a different one. It will let the children do what they need to learn and improve on while they have an opportunity to find out different things on their own. Also, it will increase their knowledge about subjects that they have to get better on and ones that they want to learn than the one that they have to learn.
    This will make the students and teachers more happier and calmer in their environment.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Apr 2022

    On the biography of education and school!!
    I had a strange idea, but it might be a great solution to prejudice against women..!

    Well, my idea is (a new student book called "The Deep Case"!!)
    1_ I called it this because it is clear that gender bias has become a big issue since the Middle Ages, and everyone wants to solve this problem to get full rights for both sexes!!

    2_ I made the book something new for students' curricula in schools, not only universities, because if we were able to educate young students before adults, that would actually help to solve this problem!!

    3_ The book will contain several important cases and crimes throughout history that occurred because of sexism..!
    And it will contain a wonderful imagination that will be titled "What if there is no GENDER BIAS"..!

    These are just some of the things I was thinking about. I hope you enjoyed reading and the idea I suggested..! And tell me what do you think about this??! And how can the curriculum help students solve some issues such as sexism??!

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_dusk | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    05 Apr 2022

    Ok yes I have seen gender bias in the educational system, For example in some countries the females are not allowed to go to school only the male with the excuse that the girl is meant to stay at home and help her parents with the house chores.

  • British Council.jpg crafty_cockatoo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    05 Apr 2022

    I agree with you jocular_explanation, their have been cases of bias in the education all over the world. But it is something that has been done, we cant just go back to the past and avert what has been done already we need to think ahead and stave off further destruction. And their are so many ways of doing such example is making it a course in the academic field of study, that is why I admire University of Saskatchewan in Canada where they offer "Women's and Gender studies" under college of art and science.

  • British Council.jpg crafty_cockatoo | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    05 Apr 2022

    Yes you could say that the society has stereotyped it that boys do better than girls in mathematics and science subjects in general, while girls probably do better in arts subjects and home-making courses, but we wont say it is their fault! I mean it is where the students find themselves, the jobs we have have already defined it for them, to be able to get a job for the boys you have to study the science subjects in other to become an engineer or scientist and as for the girls if they want to be employed they stick with their art subjects or home-making courses, so they could be needed for the day-to-day running of households or a chef in a fancy restaurant, I am not saying it is bad but come on the outside world has organized everything that this is for the the guys and this is for the females, if you decide to take a survey you will notice that most labs do not have a equal representation of both genders as scientist instead it is mostly dominated by male scientist. It is in rare cases you see female scientist the way you see the male, you may probably because of the nature of the work or they company or lad is also trying to fight against gender inequality. The situation that eats me in the insides is when a girl is really interested in the work that people claim is for men, and they begin to call her a "Tomboy" to me that is simple minded thing to do. In general I am simply trying to say that the females can do a better work in what society feels is for only men because what a man can do a woman do better.

  • British Council.jpg successful_globe | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Apr 2022

    What if there was no bias in education??

    What if both sexes are educated??

    Education opporunity bias:preferring the education of one sex over the other , assuming that the opposite sex has no a bilities compared to that sex.

    There is a boas in the educational opportunities in families, for example this family may prevont the girl from educating and allor the boy to do so, thinking that the boy has greater cap abilites than the girl.

    And perhaps this kind of prejudice in schools: some schools provide boy switall their needs , unlike their treatment og girls , who may insult and deprive them of basic things...

    Perhaps this kjnd of prejudice in society in general:the society may provide schools only for boys, and not for girls, because they thik that the boy has more ability than the girl..

    All these examples are because people think that women do not have a bilities.

    My questions:

    1-Are there other examples of bias in education??

    2-Are there solutions to getrid of this bias??

    3-Do you think that women really do not have abilities??

    •~•Together against prejudice and together to soread equality...•~•

  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_interaction | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    05 Apr 2022

    From my point of view, l can see both men and women should work for better education.Through education; women's voice is heard; ideas are generated; effectiveness is reflected and skills are passed on.
    Generally speaking; All societies should call for the appearance of "He for she movement which instigates the women to be educated; but not annihilated.
    There are still two questions here:
    1_ What is the main problem resulting from involvement of women in education if this would benefit the society at all sides: political; economical; and social?

    2_ What is the most effective way to change the view assuring that education is only for men?

  • British Council.jpg joyful_market | Maghazi Prep Girls B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    07 Apr 2022

    The idea may be somewhat simple, but over time it will become an integral part of the life of every person in society. This is only by repetition, because when we repeat on the existence of something, it takes its place of priority and we apply it involuntarily, and it becomes a normal and natural thing in our lives that we try to be beautiful

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    09 Apr 2022

    I would like to give you another example of gender bias in school and a way to curb it, jocular_explanation.

    Boys get lower grades than girls in almost all school subjects. When looking into what boys should be like, it was found that they expect each other not to study hard and to treat school as unimportant instead they sought status by shoving each other in corridors and being good in sports. They are noisy and take up a lot of space. The teachers did not expect the boys to put as much effort into their schoolwork as the girls. A health survey showed that the girls felt more stressed at school, enjoyed their leisure timelessly, and felt less safe outdoors at night.

    To improve boy’s performance and reduce the girl’s feelings of stress and insecurity, the school can start a systematic campaign to change norms and attitudes by increasing teacher’s knowledge about norms that inhibit girls and boys in their schoolwork, introducing zero intolerance of boys fighting even when only for fun, implementing noncritical pedagogy among students, integrating sex relationships education into subjects such as Swedish and civic. Working with norms has good results; - Boys at Freya school performed below the national average but in 2012, almost 80% of the boys finishing ninth grade had achieved the targets for all subjects. The same proportion as the girls.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      rational_grape's comment 11 Apr 2022

      Can you spot the stereotypes within your answer, rational_grape?

  • British Council.jpg strong_bird | Marka Prep. Girls School 2 | Jordan
    12 Apr 2022

    My question is why should young people talk about the new, because young people are the force of change in a society and a more ambitious group. A prominent role in absorbing and accepting everything new and defending it and their conviction reflects their desire for change

  • British Council.jpg optimistic_speech | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    13 Apr 2022

    The solution is that teachers should sit with their students and get to know their personality, likes and dislikes, strengths, weaknesses and fears as well, to see how to deal with it and encourage it.
    Most of the time, women are employed in schools because they have a way of dealing with children and have patience with them.

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    14 May 2022

    This is linked to a news story I have never heard on television. It was that girls have performed better than boys on the KNEC examinations which is conducted when finishing every grade due to the new curriculum. In my way of thinking, this might have also occurred because the number of girls who wanted to join school has increased from a search done between 2011 and 2022. Asal areas are somehow still lagging behind. There is also a higher proportion of girls in school than boys in Asal areas of Kenya, roughly 84% but in areas facing, gender inequality and poverty, only 19% of girls can go to school.

    I got the information from the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VblnecSITuQ

  • British Council.jpg rational_grape | Makini Academy | Kenya
    15 May 2022

    Sorry for saying never, I meant to say ever.

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