Survey suggests girls aged 16 are experiencing gender discrimination at school: A recent education survey has revealed that for a while there has been a debate on whether the gender division has improved, but the evidence suggests that people have witnessed girls aged 16 experiencing gender discrimination.
The fact that only one in five boys experience gender discrimination in school, as opposed to more than one third of girls aged from 16-18, suggests that a gender divide exists today and it is not getting better.
Evidence from recent findings also suggests that in the classroom, 36 per cent of girls believe that their gender makes them less confident. For example, they feel as though they cannot run for certain leadership roles within their school (e.g. head girl). Most of the girls in the survey also commented on the fact that they feel like boys dominate them in class discussions by talking over them.
All the findings were gathered by the charity Young Enterprise. Young Enterprise recently sent out a new report which was based on the topic of youth unemployment linked to the gender divide. The report looks into how there is an expansion in the gender gap within secondary education, which then may follow them on into the workplace.
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