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30/09/2015 at 12:38
We've just seen some survey results that suggest nearly 1 in 3 (32%) girls aged between 11 and 16 do not think they are clever enough to become a scientist – even if science is a subject they enjoy at school.
Are you surprised to hear this?
Why do you think so many girls seem to think this way, while boys don't?
And is there anything we can do as parents to change this?
Do please let us know what you think by adding a post to this thread. We'd love to hear your views.
02/10/2015 at 20:49
I think society and parents (without realising) are to blame. I honestly hate the fact that everything is split between boys and girls: toys(boys: cars, robots, machines- mainly blue/green; girls:dolls, palaces, flowers - pink everywhere) ; clothes, activities, etcetera; you know what I'm coming from. We, as parents, should change the way our kids are made to see the world. When I was a teacher, I always encouraged children to play together (boys& girls, not separately) - and they had a lot of fun!! Boys playing with dolls and girls with cars & robots! One of the girls said she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up ☺️ Parents and teachers should try and change something about this. Small steps ☺️
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