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'Engineers Don't Carry Handbags'?!

Author(s): 
Elizabeth Orr

This story about sex-stereotyping was used by two American researchers to illustrate the persistence in United States' schools of traditional ideas on sex roles. But it could have come from a New Zealand kindergarten. Or an Australian one. In all three countries educational institutions have been slow to recognise the special problems faced by girls and even slower to deal with them.

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