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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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twice th a t of fem ales an d in C hem istry, the ratio of m ales to fem ales w as 3:2. In te rm s of su b jec t perform ance, fem ales perform ed b e tte r th a n m ales in M athem atics IS, M athem atics 1 and 2, C hem istry an d E nglish . As previously s ta ted , except for English, the partic ipa tion ra te for fem ales w as lower th a n m ales. In G eography an d Econom ics the perform ance of m ales w as slightly b e tte r th a n th a t of fem ales. This project h a s now been com pleted and the repo rt given to the C om m onw ealth D ep artm en t of E m ploym ent, E duca tion and T raining (DEET) w ith recom m endations for follow-up action. F a m ily S c ien ce Fam ily Science, a n a tiona l initiative ru n th ro u g h the Science A ssociation of the N orthern Territory, is aim ed a t actively involving p a re n ts in th e science educa tion of th e ir children. It is directed m ainly a t th e p rim ary school level and provides a n opportun ity for fam ilies to have enjoyable science experiences an d to relate the learn ing of science to fu tu re s tu d ie s an d work. M ajor tra in in g w orkshops were ru n for p a re n ts an d the com m unity in D arw in and Alice Springs. This program sh o u ld help to overcom e any gender b ias in regard to science orig inating in th e hom e. S in g le S ex C la sse s The effect of sep ara tin g year 7 boys from year 7 girls for in s tru c tio n in the m ain su b jec t a reas is being stud ied in a pilot program being carried o u t a t W anguri Prim ary School in D arw in in 1993. The social an d academ ic outcom es of the project are being m onitored a n d will be evaluated a t the conclusion of the year.