Yes, it’s true. A higher percentage of girls than boys obtain passes in the regional Caribbean Secondary Education Council/CSEC Examinations (used as a secondary school leaving exam) in most subject areas. However, in key subjects such as mathematics, more than half of all Jamaican candidates failed in 2013, regardless of sex. Though boys underperform in relation to … [Read more...] about Battle of the Sexes – Who is Underachieving?
Hey, Aren’t You the Flag Girl?
Like both my parents, I am an engineer by profession. I was born and grew up in Haiti where I attended an all-girls catholic school. I was exposed to the world of construction from a very early age, either at my mother’s office where, as an architect, she would draw large blueprints for commercial buildings and houses, or on our occasional visits to actual construction … [Read more...] about Hey, Aren’t You the Flag Girl?
Is there a gender confidence gap?
A recently published book claims that there is one. Compared with men, it alleges, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they will do worse on tests, undervalue their scientific skills, and generally underestimate their abilities, therefore opting out of many educational, employment and other life opportunities before even trying. This … [Read more...] about Is there a gender confidence gap?