In many schools and universities, girls tend to choose arts subjects (eg. languages) and boys choose science subjects (eg. Physics). What do you think are the reasons? Do you think that this tendency should be changed?
Nowadays, gender has an considerably effect to choose subjects in many schools and universities. It is clearly to see that arts subjects is chosen by girls while boys usually choose science subjects. This essay will discuss about this tendency based on the writer’s opinion
Firstly, far more than characteristic, gender is an important factor to affect student’s decision of choosing subject to study. I think that the main reason is from the potential instincts of each gender. Women, with gentleness, weakness and having head in the clouds sometimes, prefered the arts subject such as : languages, literature,….while most of people believe that men have logical brain so they are suitable to study science subjects such as physics, Math,…
Secondly, tendency to choose subject is related closely to education method from the early childhood. With girls, their parents usually want them to choose to work in non-competitive fields in future such as human resources, medical care, education…. So they direct their children to learn subjects related to arts. On another hand, boys are usually directed to become engineer or technician or in competitive fields such as business, sale… their parents think that they need to train logical thinking and analytical skill so they have tendency to choose science subject.
Otherwise, I think that choosing what subjects to learn is also based on many other elements such as hobby, interest, characteristic,…. It is not just based on gender. Anyway parents and society should not direct children based on gender or social prejudices. In my opinion, all elements above lead to this tendency so I think It will change to follow the change of society.
In conclusion, there are many elements that we need to concern to choose subjects to study because it affects student’s future. We do not need to follow trend, we should think about what major we want to do in the future and choose suitable subjects to learn, but we also care about predecessor’s advice about choosing subject decision.