Reply To: Module 2 – Gender

Robert Cheevers

I would agree with Conor in his statement that gender stereotypes at a young age can influence children’s decisions and ambitions when they get older. When I was in 6th class many years ago the boys would take the infant boys and teach them maths while the 6th class girls would teach knitting to the infant girls. Education has broken down many of these stereotypes  but they still exist today. Boys choose STEM subjects more than girls and while the girls are more likely to do Arts. As a primary school teacher, it is traditionally a female job. We are moving in the right direction but we have some way to go.

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