AED/204  Week 4 Assignemnt-Debunking Gender Misconceptions

Resource: Appendix E

Consider that there are many gender misconceptions in education. For example, some people believe that boys are more suited for and more interested in math and science. Think about other stereotypes that exist related to gender. How do these stereotypes and misconceptions affect education in the United States? What are your beliefs regarding ability differences between males and females in general and in education? What evidence can you present to validate your viewpoint? Also consider the existing laws that are meant to guarantee equal treatment in education for girls and boys.

Address at least three of the following common misconceptions. You may include any others you can think of:

    Boys are more suited for and more interested in math and science than girls are.
    Boys who participate in the arts are more likely to be gay.
    Girls are more interested in domestic arts than boys are.
    Boys are more interested in auto shop and wood shop than girls are.
    Boys are more competitive in sports and academics than girls are.

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation addressing the following points:

    Explain ways to debunk three of the five gender misconceptions listed above based on the results of your past discussions with friends and family and your own University Library research.
    Explain at least one point made by one person in your discussions.
    Cite at least one reference from the University Library in your presentation.
    Use one to two slides for the introduction; two to three slides for each misconception; and one to two slides for the conclusion. The reference and title pages do not count in your overall slide total.
    Use presenter’s notes to clarify content as needed throughout the presentation.

Note: You may address more than three of the five misconceptions if you wish, but still adhere to the 12- to 15-slide limit.

Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines.

Post your paper as an attachment.