Material Type:
Community College / Lower Division
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Media Formats:
    eBook, Text/HTML, Video

    Education Standards

    Explore the intersection of gender and educational outcomes globally and in the United States.


    OER Text material

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 16.3.1
    16.3.1 U.S.-centric exploration of the relationship between gender and education.

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 16.4.3
    16.4.3 Brief summary of single sex education and the influence on girls ‘and women’s achievement and self-esteem.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    1. Global gender gap grows for first time in 11 years ( November 1, 2017)
      Video and article discuss recent widening in global gender gap, a measure that includes education.
    2. The Not-so-pink Ivory Tower by Ann Mullen in Contexts, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 34 -38 (NOTE: This source is available via Ohiolink)
      Abstract: Sociologist Ann Mullen explores what it means that women now earn the majority of bachelor’s degrees. Rather than seeing this as a sign of a “male crisis” in higher education, this article concludes that the gender integration of higher education is far from complete.
    3. “A 21st Century Gender Revolution” by Sangyoub Park Contexts Vol. 10, Iss. 1, February 2011, pp. 58-59 (NOTE: This source is available via Ohiolink)
      Abstract The 20th century saw women take the workplace by storm. Now, the revolution has reached higher education, as women outpace men in college graduation and continue to narrow the gap in professional degrees.


    Left Behind: Girls’ Education in Africa
    This UNESCO report is visually stunning, providing easy to digest information about girls’ education in Africa.  Interactive graphs are peppered throughout the report.