In this chapter you learned about the concepts of sex, gender, and gender identity, as well as the inequalities people sometimes experience based on their gender. The gender socialization of children begins immediately, from the time they are born, and the consequences of this early socialization can be lifelong. The differences in the gender socialization of boys and girls in school significantly impacts their academic success in certain subjects and affects which subjects they choose to pursue as their future careers. In this activity you will take a closer look at the causes and consequences of gender socialization in schools.
Destination Title: Student Gender Differences
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After reading the information, use what you have learned to answer the following questions.