Gender Issues Existing in the Curriculum
Some gender issues existing in the curriculum are as follows:
Every time there is a sentence in a book whose gender is unspecified, the word normally used is ‘he’ rather than she. Even in the word ‘mankind’, it is the man who is involved instead of labeling it as ‘humankind’. Therefore, the notion that man should come first is still prevalent.
Girls are often encouraged to play sports like badminton or volleyball while boys are encouraged to play football, cricket, or basketball so that they can prepare for their roles in adulthood.
Gender construct exists in school subjects too where boys are thought to be more capable of studying science subjects related to technology while girls are seen to be more apt for arts.
According to social constructs, masculine behavior is commonly characterized by being assertive, action-oriented, and lively, whereas feminine behavior is often characterized by being cooperative, polite, passive, and gentle.
For a long time, men and women have been differentiated by their preferred colors. Girls are generally believed to like pink and boys are generally believed to like blue.
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