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Tuesday
Apr192011

Girls bigger cyber bullys than boys - Association of Teachers and Lecturers survey reveals (UK)

School girls are more adept and persistent at cyber bullying than boys, teachers have revealed.

The survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL <http://www.atl.org.uk/>) in the UK of 859 teachers in primary and secondary schools and further education colleges found girls are more likely to resort to cyber-bullying - the form of bullying utilising the internet and mobile phones,

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Tuesday
Apr192011

Teachers worried as girls go top of the class for cyber-bullying (UK) 

Teachers will today call for an investigation into rising levels of poor behaviour among girls in the classroom.

The girls, they argue, are more likely to resort to cyber-bullying – the form of bullying utilising the internet and mobile phones that is worrying school leaders.

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Tuesday
Oct262010

Women's Choices, Not Abilities, Keep Them out of Math-Intensive Fields, Experts Argue

The question of why women are so underrepresented in math-intensive fields is a controversial one. In 2005, Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard University, set off a storm of controversy when he suggested it could be due partly to innate differences in ability; others have suggested discrimination or socialisation is more to blame. Two psychological scientists have reviewed all of the evidence and concluded that the main factor is women's choices -- both freely made, such as that they'd rather study biology than math, and constrained, such as the fact that the difficult first years as a professor coincide with the time when many women are having children.