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Gender Bias in Education: Time to Create a Gender-equitable Learning Enviroment

Fauzia Khan and Ambreen Yusufi

Socialization experiences are providing a fair idea about the gender identity acquired from family, media and toys. As the primary agent of socialization, parents and family members play an important role in guiding children into the gender roles given by society. The term ‘gender role’ refers to expectations regarding the proper behaviours, attitude and activities of the male and the female. Siblings and peers also have great impact on a child’s behaviour in gender identity. Nancy Romes, in the ‘Sex Role Cycle’, observes that every society trains its young people to function within its own view of the world and according to the rules ...

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