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The European Commission’s Education and Training Monitor publication from 2015 states that fewer women (5.7%) are early school leavers compared to men (8%) while more females (58.6%) than males (45.1%) go on to third level education in Ireland. -European Commission
There are already substantial gender differences in children’s reading abilities by Grade 4. Girls do better than boys. Yet, in some countries the gap can shrink when tests are done on a computer rather than on paper. Internationally, the gaps in reading performance tend to grow as children get older but at 15 years of age girls do just 2% better than boys in Ireland, which is the smallest gap in gender related scores in all countries tested. -unicef
One-third of schools in Ireland are single-sex.
Co-education better prepares young people socially.
Gender of the students shape teaching practices in the classroom. -Irish Times
In secondary schools, girls are leaving boys in the dust, outperforming them in 50 out of 59 Leaving Cert papers last year. (However, boys are better in maths.) Boys have a higher failure rate than girls for almost all subjects.
Girls are still winning more college places, but boys dominate engineering.
Once boys do go to college, however, their academic performance begins to match that of girls and this is where males start taking over, ultimately dominating the senior ranks of academia.
Despite their academic dominance, women still earn less than men in most areas of employment and have poorer career progression.
In the Republic of Ireland, 27,924 members (86%) of the primary teachers’ union, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), were female, while 4,677 (14%) were male. As of December 2012, however, 65% of primary school principals are female. On average, male primary teachers earn more than their female counterparts.
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