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Girls need to be taught an 'I can' attitude

New research suggests that girls see themselves as being less talented than boys do by the age of six. The study involved describing a very smart character to children and asking whether it was a girl or a boy - both genders tended to say that it was a boy.

Laura Lund, head of primary schools at the West London Free School Trust, says she is "shocked at the age of the children" making that decision. She says we need to teach young girls about having an "I can" attitude and growth mindset.

(Image: Young boy and girl in a classroom. Credit: Thinkstock )

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