Dr Javid Abdelmoneim takes over a year 3 class to see if, after a term of gender-neutral treatment, he can even out the gaps in boys' and girls' achievements.
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim poses some of the most profound questions facing the UK today. Is the way we treat boys and girls in childhood the real reason we still haven't achieved true equality between men and women in adult life? And could stripping away the pink and blue - and the other more subtle ways that boys and girls are shaped to be different - be the way to raise kids with abilities and attitudes that are the same regardless of their gender?
In two hour-long programmes, Dr Javid sets out to find answers in a bold but simple experiment. He is taking over Year 3 in Lanesend Primary School on the Isle of Wight, aiming to remove all differences in the way boys and girls are treated and to see if, after a term of gender-neutral treatment, he can even out the gaps in their achievement across a range of important psychological measures - from self-confidence to emotional intelligence.
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|Special thanks||Lanesend Primary School|
|Sound Recordist||Ryan Patton|
|Sound Recordist||Mike McGinn|
|Sound Recordist||Martin Adams|
|Sound Recordist||Ben Ring|
|Sound Recordist||Christian Bourne|
|Production Coordinator||Mayank Gupta|
|Production Coordinator||Ashley Freitas|
|Assistant Producer||Jessica Howe|
|Assistant Producer||Myles Harrison|
|Assistant Producer||Paul Rigby|
|Production Manager||Robert Ford|
|Production Manager||Susan Lee|
|Executive Producer||Helen Veale|
|Series Producer||Jeremy Daldry|
|Production Company||Outline Productions Ltd|