The gendered complexities of school mathematics achievement: girls outperforming or boys underperforming?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, C.Namome, P.Sekhejane
KEYWORDS: BOYS, GENDER EQUALITY, GIRLS, MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT, TIMSS
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED), Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-june-2021/gendered-complexities-of-school-math-achievement
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 12042
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/16086
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16086

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Abstract

Education and labour markets have favoured boys and men. A recent study showed that girls' educational outcomes in relation to participation and performance, in both schools and universities, were higher than boys'. Nevertheless, in the labour market, women were still vastly under-represented in management, especially top management. African women, despite their educational successes, remained the most underrepresented group at the higher occupational levels.