Professor Hoskins presented the paper ‘Gender gap in confidence to get involved in politics: How to reduce it by making citizenship education inclusive’ at the Research seminar at Eurofound Dublin, on the Policy Brief: ‘The gender gap in confidence to understand and to get involved in politics’.

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Prof Hoskins' research shows that in young people the level of confidence in politics grows and the gaps forms during their experience of lower secondary school education (between ages 11- 16). The gap is being enhanced through young people’s involvement in discussions in school classrooms where boys are benefiting, and girls are being discouraged. Schools and teachers need to be aware of this and be trained in more inclusive classroom teaching practices’.
Period27 Jun 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational