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Why girls’ schools are advantageous for tech careers

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A recent study, conducted by Ya-Hsuan Wang from the Institute of Education, National Chung Cheng University, found that single-sex schools are advantageous for women’s pursuit of careers in the technology fields.

The study builds on a body of research showing that many female students in single-sex schools are already achieving outstanding results in STEM participation.

For instance, a 2017 study from Monash University showed that girls at single-sex schools are up to 85% more likely than co-ed girls to take high-level STEM subjects including physics and advanced maths.

According to the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia( AGSA), the Monash research, like Wang’s study, also revealed the importance of family in girls’ subject and career choices – and it is not just STEM participation where girls’ schools have a positive impact.

To read the full article in The Educator Australia please click here.

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