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Schools failing to help girls escape career stereotypes, says Ofsted

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/12/2011

Jeevan Vasagar

"Mixed-sex schools are not doing enough to promote girls' confidence and ambitions, according to an Ofsted survey, which finds that work placements for young women are almost all in "stereotypically female" occupations such as hair salons.

"Single-sex schools say they find it easier to promote confidence and a competitive attitude in the absence of boys, but inspectors found that even in these schools the pattern of entries for GCSE and A-level subjects conformed with the national picture of girls' choices.

"In all the schools Ofsted visited, girls mainly chose courses such as dance, art, textiles, and health and social care."

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"Schools failing to help girls escape career stereotypes, says Ofsted", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2011. Consulté le 14/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/schools-failing-to-help-girls-escape-career-stereotypes-says-ofsted