It is noticed that there has been a difference in subject preference: male students prefer science whereas female students are fond of arts. The reasons include cognitive differences and chances for success in the two fields between two sexes and I believe it is unnecessary to make changes to this occurrence.
First, the divergence between science and arts subject choices can be attributed to the difference in cognitive abilities of male and female. Successful careers in math and science require quantitative and visuospatial aptitude, such as logic and reasoning or analyzing, which are more evident in males. On the other hand, high-level achievement in arts careers demands verbal abilities and social cognition, more clearly seen in females. These differences suggest distinct career opportunities for science and arts, so males and females both want to pursue the path where they have more competency. In fact, the U.S’ Psychology Science Public Interest publication shows evidence of difference in career advancement between males and females in the science field, with males being more successful.
This tendency should not be changed because it would be impractical and nonessential. It is best for students to pick the area where they can utilize their strengths. Hence, forcing students to participate in unwanted programs would produce unfavorable outcomes, especially the resentment or negative attitudes toward study at school. Moreover, it is important to maintain the freedom of choice for all students regardless of gender as this is the basic right of any citizen. In other words, students should decide what courses they can attend at will.
In conclusion, there are different factors contributing to the subject preference of students. This, however, makes sense to remain unchanged.
Nguồn: DOL English