Despite Similar Test Scores, Women Don’t Go into Science and Engineering as Often as Men: New OECD PISA Report on CMRubinWorld

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Continuing the ongoing series of conversations with experts on education from around the world, C. M. Rubin talked with Francesca Borgonovi (PISA analyst) and Marilyn Achiron (education editor) about The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence, in the latest report from PISA on the status of gender in education today.

The report shows that economic inequality in pay is at least partially attributable to women pursuing less lucrative careers than men. Despite similar test scores, women don’t go into science and engineering as often as men do and have lower self-confidence in this area. Borgonovi and Achiron offer their advice on the issues, including teacher bias.    

Read the entire Education and Gender interview as well as others published this month in the award-winning Global Search for Education series:

Education and Gender
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The Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs – The biggest mistakes teachers make when integrating technology into the classroom

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