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Gender inequalities in South African Schools: new complexities

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-20T13:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-20T13:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-03 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15054
dc.description.abstract This chapter considers the complexities of gender in South African education. Using recent nationally representative data we find that girls achieve better average results than boys across subject areas, grade levels and time. Gender differences based on school type reveal that the widest gaps are in government schools and rural settings, with girls outperforming boys. In independent schools, Grade 9 boys perform slightly better than girls. Attainment was lower for boys than for girls in every racial group. Boys tended to be older than girls and to have higher dropout rates in secondary schools. School climate results reveal that boys are more likely to be bullied in every type of school but that boys and girls in public schools are at a greater risk of being bullied than boys and girls in independent schools. Girls are less confident about their mathematics ability despite the achievement differences that favour girls. This seems to suggest that other factors either at school or in the external environment are undermining how girls view their potential in technical subjects. We conclude that there are a number of boys and girls who are at serious risk of disappearing from the education system if gender targeted interventions are not carefully considered. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.title Gender inequalities in South African Schools: new complexities en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African schooling: the enigma of inequality: a study of the present situation and future possibilities en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Spaull, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Jansen, J.D. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Dordrecht, Netherlands en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11101 en
dc.PageNumber 225-241 en
dc.outputnumber 10217 en
dc.bibliographictitle Zuze, L. & Beku, U. (2019) Gender inequalities in South African Schools: new complexities. In: Spaull, N. & Jansen, J.D. (eds).<i>South African schooling: the enigma of inequality: a study of the present situation and future possibilities</i>. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. 225-241. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Zuze, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Beku, U. en

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