I don't know Alhaji, but I do know that where you come from, much emphasis is laid on Boys being educated than girls.
What are your thoughts, Sir? Is a boys education more important than a girls?
Education should be for everyone and the kind and amount of education depends on the individual abilities, interests and goals
not sure where you are from, but your post reminds me of the great quote from a leader in south africa who said, 'educate a woman, you educate a nation.'
an educated woman will teach her children to grow up and make dreams come true.
all children should be educated, boys and girls.
Boys and girls are both have the chance to to educated regardless. The problem is that the left referred the girl more than the boys and the right referred the boys over the girl. As for me, I believe that there are limit on what boys and girls can do.
I don't think anyone should be taught above anyone else. It should be to the individuals talents and drive that the focus should be placed.
However I have heard that in some cultures that the thrust of education should be placed on the female, as the mother is the first teacher of the children. She should have the tools neccesary to get it off to a good start.
The brightest and most talented people in my life are women. The boy's are better plan is a farce. Once women turn their service ethic to the work place they will dominate as they should if they out produce their male counterparts.
In 12 years of school, 2 years of college and 3 years of university, i've observed in my immediate surroundings that the female average is higher than the male average, but the brightest kid in the class was always male. The girls were always far better at applying themselves and since most work in the real world is just about applying yourself to the task at hand... well we kinda loose out on that one. In terms of grades though, if the system favours an approach (anybody notice the massive rise in coursework over exams in the UK schooling?) and you happen to be good at that approach, you're going to appear smarter than the person who isn't. To answer the question though, I seem to recall from geography a long time ago that areas with with educated women had, overall, a much better 'standard of living' ergo educate everybody you possibly can!
For the advancement of any society and keeping up with the ever changing world the education of both sexes should be encouraged.
No one is more important than the other.
It's true that males are not inherently more important than females overall, but it may be that a boy's education is more important than a girl's in particular societies. I can easily imagine that an intelligent, well-educated woman would be suicidal in a society that had no allowed uses for her. That would be equally true for men but it doesn't happen to them as often as it does to women.
Boys and girls, men and women should have the same opportunities for education, and the same requirements for graduation.
Year 2000 male dominated world ....
Year 2050 female dominated world ....
Boys should have no more education opportunity than girls! People (boys and girls) should seek and be encouraged to get all the education they can and they should be taught that education is a life long continual process.
"why should boys be educated than girls"
no reason I can think of
In some culture, parents tend to send boys more to school than girls because they believe that girls will just become a housewufe later on and will not work outside the house, so education is no use to them. Usually these societies are patriarchal and have son preference (mostly in Asia where I came from).
This is wrong of course but soemtimes it is difficult imposing what should be done specially from western perspectives to other culture.
For myself, I see this as unequal opportunity for self improvement
Both girls and boys, ideally, should be well educated. Both my have to support a family one day. Both can benefit from not having to struggle in life. The term, "just a housewife" is an unfortunate one that a lot of people use. When women do stay home to raise children it may be even more important that they be intelligent and well educated (those are two separate things) because it is primarily their nurturing that will impact the kind of people the children turn out to be. From at least a Western viewpoint, it's very short-sighted and unfortunate that the people most known for rearing the children would be viewed as the ones least in need of intelligence/education.
Education should be available to all, regardless of gender. In an ideal world every child born should have access to good food, shelter, medical services and education.
The future of our world is based on smart people not boys vs. girls. Of course certain cultures place one over the other for reasons handed down centuries ago. However just like certain dietary laws that once kept people alive, are not as valid in Westernized countries.
The bottom line is whether its boys or girls, both can succeed if they try hard.
Surely every rational person in the western world now agrees that all people should be offered an equal opportunity to be educated, regardless of gender.
I think the question would have been more interesting had it asked the opinion of why some cultures still hold onto the belief that women are somehow inferior.
A better question is, "Why would anyone think otherwise?"
Limiting education by gender - in either direction - is utterly stupid.
both boys and girls should have equal opportunity to be able to improve themselves, but alas in some areas which are still agricultural and patriarchal, boys are usually the one who pursue higher education because of the belief that the women will just be the caretaker of the hgome...
In Britain, I believe that Government are actively encouraging girls to be invested in, academically. In fact, there is some critism that Boys are being left behind. What do you think to this?
Women are not better than Man.
Men are not better than Woman.
Each are human beings, just of opposite gender.
Their learning curve isn't better than another.
There is no difference on how they each learn.
They- each should be taught equally.
Any explanation to make a difference other than gender, is discrimination or gender bias.
It is a MIND which is to be educated. Gender is a complication artificially introduced for no reason.
Women could teach most men what it means to carry a whole family and have a great attitude to boot!
That said, and being the pig that I am, lessons in how to please your man without reservation would be nice!
History shows that men have been, and are intellectually superior to women. Just carry on pleasing your man. WTG
How many female geniuses are there? Inventors? Artists? Composers? Philosophers? Scientists? Explorers, Doctors, Sculptors? Surgeons? Rugby players? Racing car/motor cycle drivers? Bus/articulated lorry drivers? People who have been to the moon? Good drivers period? Yes the insurance people rate women drivers as a lesser risk. This is largely because we men, gallantly, have accidents trying to avoid women who would be better off at home knitting than allowed on the streets putting everyone at risk. It is acknowledged that females have very little spacial awareness. Putting a woman in a 4WD is inviting disaster. My car bears the scars of many female driven 4WDs trying to park! Insurance companies assess claims based on the policy holder who is mainly the man in the family! Wives have the accidents, husbands get the blame! Of course fewer women have accidents than men. Men drivers out number women by a factor of -guessing - 5 to 1. Educating females is a waste of resources. They will admit that at certain times in the month (I'd say most times) they don't know what they are doing - pre menstrual tension, post menstrual tension, that thing when they dry up altogether (Roll on!)
Back when we were hunter gatherers it made sense that men were considered superior as the survival f all counted on their hunting prowess. If they didn't kill an animal, no one at meat ... which led to the subservient roll of females bringing home picked berries for those husbands who couldn't fulfill their niche.
Of course, that all ended when we started leading a farming existence, at which point the need to see men as superior to women ended, but the practice still continued.
For any man who considers themselves vastly superior to any woman I ask you this ... would you be willing to endure the pain of giving birth to a child?
Trust me ... women are every bit as tough and bright as men are. The only difference being that men tend to excel at mathematics and women tend to accelerate at language - though this isn't always the case.
I would assume that the difference in development stemmed from the hunter gatherer stage where men needed to be able to think in mathematical terms to catch their prey (you don't just throw a spear - a lot of calculations go through your head if you're going to hit anything) and women needed to communicate more to gather berries while watching for attacks from wild critters.
So ... as we are no longer hunter gatherers ... I declare men and women as equals, both deserving of an excellent education.
Oh ... and for those guys who think women have never contributed anything important ... know this ... a woman designed the first computer language that led to the very PC you sit in front of today. I wish I could remember her name, but it escapes me. Regardless, because of her you can sit in front of a PC and type on the internet.
I would like to refute the above statement.
I will compose an eloquent and informative dissertation to chronicle the historical evidence which affirms that women and men are equally adept.
Then, I'll e-mail it to you, so you can count the words for me 'cuz I'm real bad with numbers.
Wait - I think I just proved your point for you...
Never mind then.
Wrong!!! Alan Turing is the name of the woman whose name you can't recall. Oops! That's a man's name isn't it. Since he is credited with inventing the computer it's just conceivable that he invented a language to go with it or am I missing something? Did your lady come along and translate for him? No wonder you can't remember her name. Can you remember yours?
Did you take up computer science in college? If you did, your teacher missed an earlier chapter...
Taken directly from Wikipedia:
She is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. She is today appreciated as the "first programmer" since she was writing programs—that is, encoding an algorithm in a form to be processed by a machine—for a machine that Babbage had not yet built. She also foresaw the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching while others, including Babbage himself, focused only on these capabilities.
Just read your bit about the myth of bearing the pains of child birth. Have you not realised that men originally bore children but being of superior intellect, delegated that rather tiresome chore to women. We tried to get the poor old seahorse to join us but sadly he, just like a man, went his own way and I admire that.
You are a complete misogynist. But hey, if you can't say something intelligent, say something really stupid. Works every time...I'm, uh, sure.
And actually, the differences in verbal and numeric aptitudes (which are not always gender specific) have to do (as far as the studies I've read) with the varying amounts of sex hormones both genders have in their makeup. This is thought to occur during fetal development--and effects brain make up, although not the actual sex of the baby.
I was looking at things from an evolutionary advantage point of view, but differences in hormones explains it very well. Of course ... it becomes a chicken and egg problem. Did we fulfill the early roles we did because of the hormones inside of us or did we develop those hormones to fulfill those roles.
Not answerable, I know, but it makes for good debate.
As a complete misogynist with 5 children - what did I do right? I take your point about if you can't say something intelligent then say something stupid. I rest my case!
Trying to sound like Homer Simpson cuts no ice. The facts are women are governed by phases of the moon, intuition and Eastenders. Of the three, my trust and hope is in Eastenders without Barbara Windsor of course!
Oops just remembered some other influences on women, -Strictly, X factor, Holby, and Casualty. All as intellectually stimulating as examining a cabbage for signs of butterfly damage.
*psst* Ronlaw, I think you're talking to yourself ... I'll move along to give you some privacy ...
Sorry for intimating that cabbage investigation is not a treasured activity.
Alan Turning: born June 1912 – died 7 June 1954
Ada Lovelace: born December 1815 – died November 1852
Beat him out by a century ... again, info provided by Wikipedia, but verifiable through many other sources
I've no studies to reference, only anecdotal observations. In my parents' nuclear family which consisted of Mom, Dad, me, and my two younger sisters, it was Mom who had the Master's Degree in English and Dad who evidenced the greater intuitive faculty. Mixing those genes (Mom's and Dad's) produced two high school Valedictorians and one Salutatorian (and, later on, three college degrees).
With our educations being as similar as possible without a scientific experimental control group in place, it was the male (me) who managed to go through six divorces and two bankruptcies before finally, apparently at least, settling down with wife number seven while being permanently estranged from my biological children. Both females (my sisters) remain married to their first mates, in close and loving contact with their own children, and well regarded in the same Montana county where the three of us were raised.
It seems rather likely that the two educated girls have done much better at USING those educations than has their equally educated brother.
From a number of social and financial angles, anyway.
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