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An adapted presentation made for the MCR-HRD Institute for a session on Change Management. You are welcome to give your feedback: viswam.vangapally@gmail.com

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  • Thanks Dear Ali Anani - What you have stated is true in Indian setting also. The fact that the distracting influences have a lesser impact on the ladies, I think is at the background. Thank you once again.
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  • Thank you Makala for your comment. Surely, the study is confined to a particularl place. But surely, it indicates a ripple effect, particularly in the context of globalization.
    Just as love for freedom, for democracy, is creating waves - changes about to come are being indicated. Thanks again.
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  • Thank you Juao Maya for your comment. I do not know the context in which Camille Paglia made that statement you have referred to. I would only say that it was quite UNKIND.
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  • Dear Friends,
    I am happy to note that in 4 days 80 people have viewed and that there were 4 comments. It is good that people are willing to THINK - willing to take note of the CHANGE.
    When I tried to search I found that there are :4,450,000 results for sue sharpe study
    For those of you who are interested, I request you to make further study. However,
    I reproduce a para which I have copied from blacksacademy.net -
    Sue Sharp conducted an influential study of girls' expectations whilst at school in 1972 and in 1994 she replicated this study. During the interval there were some background changes in society and the economy, such as (a) the passage of the Thatcher era, which presented possible new female role-models; (b) high levels of structural unemployment and corresponding increases in the number and diversity of training schemes. However, these background influences do not appear to have had much influence of girls' attitudes. The principle finding was that girls in the 1990s still expect to undertake work that could be described as 'women's work' � that is teaching, health work, air hostesses, beauticians, working with children and clerical work in banks. However, there were some changes: (a) the expectation or desire to do office work had significantly diminished. This may be attributed to changes in technology; (b) diminished expectations to become shop assistants; (c) some interest in car mechanics, engineering or firefighting. Other findings were (a) a greater stress on equality with men, increased sense of assertiveness and confidence; (b) a greater emphasis on the importance of having a job or career and being able to support themselves, especially in the event of a breakdown of marriage; (c) no desire generally to identify themselves as feminists; (d) less positive attitudes to marriage; (e) the expectation to combine work and family life; the expectation that husbands or partners would help with housework and childcare. However, realisitically, the feeling that 'new man' was a bit of a joke. (f) Young women continue to 'look forward to a future in which they are likely to end up juggling work and domestic life like their mothers before them.'

    Whether you are a lady or a gentleman - the point is - a good trend is emerging where people are willing to THINK and CHANGE. May be, it would take few more centuries - but the gender bias is getting noticed.

    As a person coming from a traditional background what is more important to my mind
    is: people must do all that is possible to preserve the sanctity of the institution of
    marriage - become more mature - take care of the children - add LOVE to what they do - be more humane - and so on.
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  • It came to my mind that once Camille Paglia said: 'If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.'. What now? It seems to me that she was not quite right...
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2011 Mar11 Why-girls-do-better-than-boys -

  1. 1. Why girls do better than boys? Adapted with grateful thanks by: Prof. V. Viswanadham
  2. 2. Why girls do better than boys? <ul><li>Feminism – </li></ul><ul><li>the traditional stereotype of women </li></ul><ul><li>having to spend their lives behind a kitchen sink </li></ul><ul><li> have now faded and </li></ul><ul><li>girls can now imagine </li></ul><ul><li>a life beyond motherhood/housewife </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Equal opportunities – </li></ul><ul><li>the educational underperformance of girls </li></ul><ul><li>in the past resulted in schools </li></ul><ul><li>meeting the needs of girls more, </li></ul><ul><li>this was mainly due to </li></ul><ul><li>teachers having a bias towards </li></ul><ul><li>boys achievements rather than girls </li></ul>Why girls do better than boys?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Increasing ambition and job opportunities – </li></ul><ul><li>a growing number of jobs for women </li></ul><ul><li>in the service sector, </li></ul><ul><li>has inspired them to pursue careers. </li></ul><ul><li>The extent of this shift is evident from the research of Sue Sharpe – Just Like a Girl’ who found </li></ul><ul><li>girls priorities in 1976 were : </li></ul>Why girls do better than boys?
  5. 5. Girls priorities in 1976 were “ love marriage, husbands, children, jobs and careers in that order.” Why girls do better than boys?
  6. 6. When Sue Sharpe conducted the same research in 1994 she found the priorities had changed to “ job, career and being able to support themselves” Why girls do better than boys?
  7. 7. in 1994 the priorities had changed to “ job, career and being able to support themselves” Girls priorities in 1976 were “ love marriage, husbands, children, jobs and careers in that order.” Why girls do better than boys?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Increasing ambition and job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>shows the extent of changing </li></ul><ul><li>female ambitions </li></ul>Why girls do better than boys?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Girls work harder than boys – </li></ul><ul><li>there’s an increasing amount of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>to show that girls in general are </li></ul><ul><li>more committed and motivated </li></ul><ul><li>to school work. </li></ul><ul><li>They take more pride and tend to do </li></ul><ul><li>any homework properly. </li></ul><ul><li>Plus they’re better organised for </li></ul><ul><li>meeting deadlines. </li></ul>Why girls do better than boys?
  10. 10. No wonder girls do better than boys
  11. 11. Deshamunu Preminchumanna Manchiannadi Penchumanna Vottimatalu Kattipettoy Gattimel Talapettavoy
  12. 12. Please see my presentations titled Learn to Learn and Becoming Better
  13. 13. Please visit: www.archive.org and search for POOLABATA to read freely 5 publications in Telugu and 2 publications in English relating to Personality Development
  14. 14. March 11, 2011 Mar 11, 2011 Viswam-2009 For the sake of record As on 8 th Mar. 2011 Prof. V. Viswanadham has uploaded live recordings of more than 400 of his speeches to www.archive.org . ‘ Communication Skills’ - has been downloaded, 995 times. More than 180 Power Point Presentations, [ slides ] can be freely viewed at: www.scribd.com So far, 86,951 have viewed. www.slideshare.net/viswanadham - One of the presentations, titled Communication Skills , was viewed 9,405 times, & downloaded 1,257 times. Thank you dear friends for helping me to reach many more.
  15. 15. March 11, 2011 In case YOU liked this speech and presentation ~ for listening to more speeches and for viewing more presentations, Please Visit: Visit: http:// www.archive.org and Search for Prof. V. Viswanadham ~ please download and then kindly listen. thank you
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  17. 17. March 11, 2011 Thank you once again

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