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The Gender Achievement Gap

1. How do cultural factors and discrimination relate to inequitable learning and academic achievement opportunities for male and female learners?

2. What is a definition of gender equity (as it related to educational and educational opportunities)?

3. What are some deliberate action strategies that I can use to dismantle the inequitable schooling practices for male and female learners?

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How do cultural factors and discrimination is related to inequitable learning and academic achievement opportunities for male and female learners?

Cultural factors and discrimination are related to inequitable learning and academic achievement opportunities for both male and female learners. Cultural factors, included socioecomimic status and environment, are directly related a student having fewer educational resources available at home, as well as poor nutrition and limited access to healthcare. Without the proper resources for a student to learn (books, pencils, access to a library, a home computer), they are more likely to lag behind in their studies and loose any motivation that they may have for school.

Poor nutrition as well as poor health care is directly related to a student's socioeconomic status and environment and also causes a child to be less concern with education and more concern with finding a proper meal or feeling better when they are ill.

These students also do not have a high level of parental involvement in their education. Many of them are from single parent households where the parent works long hours to support the family and is not afforded the benefit of being there to help their child with his or her studies. Many other students come from home that lack stability (such as abusive parents or parents who are addicts). They are not encouraged to achieve in school because these parents do not see the ...

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