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									Barcelona, 25.-26.01.2007.


      Boys and Girls and Maths
            Dr. Mare Leino
     (Tallinn University, Estonia)
HISTORY:

 DURING 1995-1999 I
 INVESTIGATED A SUBJECT: “
 PROBLEM CHILD AT ORDINARY
 SCHOOL” WHO WAS MOSTLY A
 BOY.
THE RESEARCH METHOD THIS TIME
 WAS EDUCATIONAL
 ETHNOGRAPHY
CO- AUTHORS:

MARIKA VEISSON, VIIVE RUUS,
ENE SARV, LOONE OTS, ANNELI
VEISSON.

TALLINN UNIVERSITY (ESTONIA)
THE METHOD OF RESEARCH

 QUESTIONNAIRE IN 2004, WHEN
 3838 STUDENTS FROM ESTONIAN
 GENERAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS
 PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY.
GIRLS AT ESTONIAN SCHOOL:

 ARE TIRED
 HAVE MORE HEAD AND STOMACH
 ACHES
 WORK A LOT AND FEEL THAT
 THEY BELONG TO SCHOOL.
 ARE STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT
 THE FUTURE.
BOYS AT ESTONIAN SCHOOL

 DON´T STUDY SO EAGERLY
 FEEL MORE BORED AT SCHOOL
 COMPARED TO GIRLS.
 ARE SURE THAT THEY CAN COPE
 AFTER SCHOOL VERY WELL.
SOME QUESTIONS WERE ABOUT
FAVORITE SUBJECTS AS WELL.
ABOUT THE FAVOITE SUBJECTS

 ALL CHILDREN AGED 13-18 Y.
 NAMED MAXIMAL 5 FAVORITE
 SUBJECTS:
 1594 GIRLS WROTE 7365 TIMES
 1354 BOYS WROTE 6064 TIMES
FOR 47,3% GIRLS ONE OF
FAVOURITE SUBJECTS WAS
MATHS
68,3% OF BOYS NAMED ONE OF
FAVORITE SUBJECTS PHYSICAL
EDUCATION (TRAINING)
MATHEMATIC WAS 10,2% OF ALL
PREFERENCES OF GIRLS.
TRAINING/PHYSICAL EDUCATION
WAS 15,3% OF ALL
PREFERENCES OF BOYS.
THE TOP-LIST OF SUBJECTS
FOR GIRLS
 MATHS (47%)
 SPORT (41%)
 ENGLISH (40%)
 BIOLOGY (38%),
 ESTONIAN LANGUAGE (34%)
 CHEMISTRY (13%) ON 14.PLACE
 PHYSIC (8%) ON THE 17. PLACE
THE TOP-LIST OF SUBJECTS
FOR BOYS:

 SPORT (68%)
 MATHS (48%)
 MANUAL TRAINING (33%)
 HISTORY (31%)
 English (31%)
 Physic (16%) on 10. place
 Chemistry (11%) on 15. place
TOP LIST FOR 17-18. y. Old
students:
 MATHS (16%)
 ENGLISH (11%)
 LITERATURE (11%)
THE TOP-LIST FOR 13-14 Y. OLD
STUDENT
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (21%)
 MATHS (12%)
 MANUAL TRAINING (8%)
NATIONALITY

 FOR ESTONIANS FAVORITE
 SUBJECTS WERE:
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (21%),
 MATHS ( 12%) AND ENGLISH (8%)
 FOR RUSSIANS FAVORITE
 SUBJECTS WERE:
 MATHS (16%), PHYSICAL
 EDUCATION (16%) AND
COMPUTER (10%).
MATHS IS THE FAVORITE

 MATHS IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR
 GIRLS IN SMALL TOWNS AND IN
 COUNTRY SIDE:
 MATHS IS THE FAVORITE
 SUBJECT NR. 1 FOR 17% GIRLS
 OF COUNTRY SIDE AND FOR 10%
 BOYS OF COUNTRY SIDE.
??? WHY ???

 WE ARE GOING TO INVESTIGATE
 THIS QUESTION BY USING
 EDUCATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHY
DURING THIS YEAR (2007).
WE THINK THAT OUR GIRLS ARE
ACADEMICALLY SO EAGER
BECAUSE THEY HOPE TO COPE
BETTER IN THE MAN-CENTERED
POST-SOVIET SOCIETY.
SOVIET SCHOOL WAS VERY
ACADEMICAL, AND THIS IS NOT
CHANGED VERY MUCH TILL NOW.
EDUCATION IS THE MOST
IMPORTANT LIFE-BELT AND/OR
INSURANCE FOR OUR GIRLS´
FUTURE.
ACCORDING TO STATISTICAL
OFFICE OF ESTONIA
 IN 2003 THERE WERE 205 WOMEN
 PER 100 MEN IN HIGHER
 EDUCATION.
 IN 1994 THE FIGURE WAS STILL
 108.
APPARENTLY ESTONIAN MEN ARE
ABLE TO FIND JOBS AND
RECOGNITION ALSO WITH LOWER
EDUCATION LEVELS.
THIS MAKES ONE TO THINK
ABOUT HIDDEN GENDER
DISCRIMINATION IN THE LABOUR
MARKET. (AND NOT ONLY IN
ESTONIA, BUT ACCORDING TO
PROF. ELINA LAHELMA THIS IS
THE CASE FOR EXAMPLE IN
FINLAND AS WELL.)
FOR WOMEN IN ESTONIA THE
BEST QUARANTY FOR NORMAL
LIFE IS EDUCATION – AT LEAST
THEY SEEM TO HOPE SO. AND
MATHS IS AN IMPORTANT PART
OF THIS HOPE.
THANKS

 mareleino@hotmail.com

								
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