Adding insult to injury, the OECD advice to girls: “if you want to be successful, be a good boy!”

Monday March 9, as part of March on Gender – FAST FORWARD TO GENDER EQUITY, Andreas Schleicher[efn_note]Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary-General[/efn_note] presented the results of OECD studies related to gender equity (link to video recording). What the studies clearly elicit is the fact that girls on almost all accounts score better than boys, whether in terms of creativity, willingness to cooperate, literacy, sciences etc. In short, take at random a cognitive, social or emotional skill and you have over 90% chances to be right if you bet that, in the same age range, girls outperform boys. 

Yet, there is a gender gap…