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Chapter 7

SOC275H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Hidden Curriculum, Mixed-Sex Education, British Subject


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC275H5
Professor
Hae Yeon Choo
Chapter
7

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Hidden&curriculum -informal&interactions&with&teachers&and&other&students,&we&
become&gendered
(196)&Traditional&Education:&Learning&to&be&a&Man
Historically&limited&by&sex&and&class
18th&century -reserved&for&men&and&upper-class
Education&was&linked&to&being&masculine&
First&uni -Windsor,&NS&1789c
Catholic&church&in&Quebec&resisted&state&education
Segregation&was&even&tolerated&
Higher&education&for&women&would&mean&monstrous&brains&and&puny&bodies&
with&flowing&though&and&constipated&bowels&=&violating&a&women's&plan
It&would&cause&homosexuality
Hall&-warned&against&coeducation&bc&it&harms&girls&by&robbing&them&of&their&
feminine&character
(198)&The&Gendered&Classroom
Teachers&and&the&curriculum&overtly&reinforce&gender&difference&and&
inequalities
Females&get&less&active&instruction,&in&quantity&and&quality&of&teacher&time&and&
attention
If&a&boy&puts&a&girl&down,&teachers&often&don’t&do&anything
Boys&are&encouraged&to&answer&questions,&get&spent&more&time&with
Females&and&underrepresented
More&boy&stories
Textbooks&also&influence&stereotypes:&
(201)&Gender&Divergence&in&Adolescence:&Girls
Elementary&school -girls&have&higher&self-esteem&and&achievement&levels
They&begin&to&realize& they&are&judged&based&on&attractiveness
Often&in&white&girls
Junior&high -self-esteem&goes&down
Gender&intensification&-view&gender&roles&as&more&rigid&than&they&did&before&
adolescence
Chilly&climate&-for&girls&takes&place&within&the&sexually&hostile&environment&of&
schools
(203)&Boys
Learn&more&slowly&and&face&more&risks&of&learning&and&behavioural&challenges.&
Self-esteem&also&drops&during&adolescence&not&as&much&as&girls'&self-esteem,&but&
it&does&drop
they&over&conform&to&the&expectations&of&their&peers&
Most&of&the&kids&who&are&targeted&cope;&they're&resilient&enough&or&have&
enough&emotional&resources&to&survive&reasonably&intact.&
While&girls&tend&to&devalue&their&abilities&and&study&more,&too&many&boys&who&
overvalue&their&abilities&remain&in&difficult&math&and&science&courses&longer&than&
they&should;&they&pull&the&boys'&mean&scores&down.&
What&is&the&hidden&curriculum&for&boys?&Simply,&hegemonic&masculinity&
Learn&that&real& men&don't&value&academic&achievement,&
Sexual&harassment&(of&girls&and&of&each&other)&is&a&handy&way&to&establish&
domination&
Disguise&their&own&vulnerability.&
(207)&Where&are&the&Men?&The&Post-Secondary&Crisis
But&majority&is&only&at&the&undergraduate&level
More&women&in&uni&and&male&dominated&subjects
Men&in&the&US&still&obtain&most&of&the&doctorates&and&professional&degrees&and&
outnumber&at&the&top&schools
Gender&imbalance&in&university&exists&because&women&can&expect&a&higher&
education&premium&than&can&men.&That&is,&because&women&traditionally&have&
had&poor&access&to&well-paid&jobs&unless&they&have&advanced&education,&they&
are&more&willing&to&enrol&in&PSE&
Affordability,&accessibility,&and&class&are&the&real&issues,&
(209)&The&School&as&Gendered&Workplace
Teaching&had&been&seen&as&a&respectable&profession&for&a&man&
Elementary&education&became&'feminized
Men&-cluster&in&secondary&education,&and&are&much&more&likely&to&enter&
administration&
Moral&panic'&based&on&the&idea&of&rampant&fatherlessness&and&a&lack&of&
appropriate&role&models,&which&they&blame&for&social&ills&
Greater&the&proportion&of&women&in&the&field,&the&lower&the&salary.&
By&contrast,&women&dominate&in&the&semi-professions&(nursing,&social&worth&
education)&and&those&fields&that&require&significant&classroom&contact,&like&
languages.as&
Tenure&
One&reason&for&this&disparity,&of&course,&is&that&just&like&in&all&other&workplaces,&
the&efforts&to&balance&work&and&family&fall&disproportionately&on&women's&
shoulders&
(213)&Gender&of&Education&Today
Equality&is&virtually&always&seen&as&a&loss&by&the&privileged&group&
But&when&it&comes&to&gender,&single-sex&schools&increasingly&retreat&into&
hackneyed&stereotype&
Coeducation&is&beneficial&to&women,&opening&up&opportunities&previously&
unattainable,&become&less&manipulative&and&acquire&'greater&self-reliance&and&a&
desire&to&win&approval&by&de-serving&it&
For,&men,&hey&learn&gentleness,&unselfishness,&courtesy;&their&natural&vigour&
finds&helpful&channels&of&expression&instead&of&wasting&itself&in&lawless&
boisterousness',
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