How does gendering happen?
Gendering persist due to the role played by institutions such as the family,
education, the economy/workplace
1.) contribute to maintain and strengthening the social structure
2.) ensure compliance with power structures
3.) ensure the transmission of value systems
How are issues of fender equity and human rights addressed globally?
- Improvements are being made, but does this mean that equality between the
genders is around the corner
- Is the education system you have experienced/ are experiencing gender neutral?
3.) Gender and Education
Most university students are women.
According to statistics Canada’s national household survey, 64.8 per cent of
working-age women now have a post-secondary education, compared with 63.4 per
cent of men
- Women overwhelmingly represented in particular professional domains such as
childcare, administrative assistants, nurses and cashiers
- Nine out of 10 workers are male in the professions such as truck driving, carpeting
4,) Gender and employment: The ‘’ Hidden Curriculum’’
The hidden curriculum refers to ideas, knowledge and skills taught implicitly
Girls: tend to be seen as compliant and sensitive
Boys: tend to be seen as boisterous and hyperactive
Girls: praised for behavior/ Boys for academic performance
Adolescence: gender intensification
Self-esteem decreases during adolescence, more so for girl