Gender discrimination

PISA 2009: Explaining the Gender Gap in Reading through Reading Engagement and Approaches to Learning – Research Paper (2013)

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While Canada has always ranked in the top quarter of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) evaluations in reading, the statistics also reveal a significant gender gap, with girls outperforming boys by the equivalent of a full year of formal schooling. This paper uses the PISA 2009 data to investigate and isolate the factors contributing to that gender gap in Canada.

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2013-11-27

Academic engagement and science achievement: A gendered relationship? (2010)

The 2002 School Achievement Indicators Program Science (SAIP-SCIENCE) survey, administered to a national sample of Canadian youth aged 13 to 16, showed girls performing significantly below boys in the application of scientific knowledge to everyday problems. On the other hand, girls get higher teacher-assigned grades than boys in their science classes.

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2013-03-21

Gender differences in career choices: Why girls don't like science (2007)

Lessons in Learning - November 1, 2007

While growing numbers of Canadian women are successfully pursuing postsecondary studies, there is still a large gender gap in science-related occupations and a gender-based wage gap.

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2013-01-03

Literacy and Gender (1996)

In this item the writer explores: the lack of focus on women in the approaches to adult literacy programs and in literacy literature; the learner-centred approach—what might benefit some may not benefit others; studies that have suggested that women learn in particular ways; family literacy programs, to see what messages they give to women about women's roles; inequalities taken for granted in women's lives and issues of power; violence in wom

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2005-10-26

Writing a “Feminist Tract” (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 2

In this article, the author recounts gender discrimination in her life, and her development as a feminist writer.

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2004-09-09

World Assembly of Adult Education (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1986 - Vol. 4, No. 3

This article is about the World Assembly of Adult Education, organized by the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) in cooperation with the Latin American Council for Adult Education (CEAAL), the Ministry of Education and Justice in Argentina and the Argentina Council for Popular Education. It was held November 24-30, 1985, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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2004-09-09

Women Scientists: Contradictions and Connections (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

Because of predicted labour shortages in the future, more women are being encouraged into scientific careers especially in engineering. However, the few women who are now in science are mostly in biology and biochemistry and in jobs which pay less than men's and with fewer opportunities for advancement.

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2004-09-09

Systemic Discrimination and the Provision of Training Programs to Women (1983)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1983 - Vol. 2, No. 1

This article is an edited version of a submission by Action Travail des Femmes to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. It was prepared after the CHRC sent an investigator to assess ATF's complaint against the Ministry of Employment and Immigration Canada. The Investigator did not know what constituted systemic discrimination and was unable to do an adequate investigation.

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2004-09-09

Women in the Police Force (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

This article is excerpted from the testimony of Katherine Spillar (National Coordinator, The Fund for the Feminist Majority) before the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, May 13, 1991. Though it refers to American police forces, the information and recommendations are relevant for Canada

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2004-09-09

The University of Saskatchewan: A Portrait (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

In this article, the author discusses the relevance of sexual harassment to women at the University of Saskatchewan.

In addition to the identifiable sexual harassment, non-physical gender harassment also permeates the campus. Women who have studied or are studying in male-monopolized fields, such as the natural sciences and engineering, are too often targeted by this gender harassment or discrimination.

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