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The Role Of School In Gender Socialization
The Role Of School In Gender Socialization

Author(s): Erjona Molla
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: European Scientific Institute
Keywords: Gender discrimination;

Summary/Abstract: ct The family and the school are the two main pillars that influence the child during the process of growth, but also play a major role in the socialization of gender roles in the way they organize the environment for the child. The development of gender roles begins at birth. The children are exposed to many factors that influence their attitudes and behavior with regard to gender roles. These attitudes and behaviors are usually taught at home and then reinforced by the peers of the child and the school experience. In everyday life we tend to believe that boys are more favored in school since they are seen as "strong", in fact the discrimination exists but it is a discrimination to the detriment of boys. Boys compared with girls have a higher tendence to be class repeaters, also they have a higher tendency to drop out of school. In some cultures, school attendance by boys is limited because of gender role expectations. Because they are "strong” they need to work to bring revenues in the family. The school remains one of the social institutions that can and should build a deliberate gender education and a proper socialization to the benefit of society. The gender education should play an important role in the educational system.

  • Issue Year: 3/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-7
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English