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Conference: Gender Variations in Educational Success: Searching for Causes

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Published on Friday, 17 June 2011

An international conference on 'Gender Variations in Educational Success' organised by the research unit LCMI will be held from 3 to 5 October 2011 at the CCRN Abbaye de Neumünster.

The gender gap in school performance and educational attainment is highly considered in the public discourse. Before the educational expansion with its core phase beginning in the 1960s, girls achieved lower educational levels than boys. Girls benefited much from the educational expansion in Europe. In many countries, girls are now more likely than boys to transit to upper secondary schools and show better performances than boys in some subjects and better overall results.

Issues being raised in keynote speeches, papers and posters include accounts if gender inequalities, country comparisons, social mechanisms behind gender inequalities from historical, sociological and psychological perspective, gender and migration, gender differences in the access to vocational training and higher education institutions.

Program available here.

Abstracts available here.

Scientific committee:

Andreas Hadjar  (University of Luxembourg); Karin Priem (University of Luxembourg); Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt (University of Luxembourg); Sabine Glock (University of Luxembourg); Sandra Hupka-Brunner (University of Basel, Switzerland); Martin Neugebauer (University of Mannheim, Germany)