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Gender differences - mamehmeemomoo
December 2nd, 2005
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Gender differences
The teacher says, “Good morning, boys and girls.”
The teacher says, “Good morning, white children and black children.”

One of these is perfectly acceptable; the other is startling and not acceptable. Yet each implies that there are important differences, and since it is coming from a teacher, that these differences affect learning ability.

This provocative point came out in this afternoon's NPR program Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. The topic was Gender Differences and Cognitive Abilities. Online audio of the program will be available after about 6pm today.

Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: More NPR

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