…The main conclusion of our study of 74 countries is that gender egalitarian values seem to play a role in shaping gender differences in academic achievement that has not been documented in previous research. A prior study of 2003 PISA data found that the relative mathematics achievement of boys vs. girls tended to be lower in countries with more gender egalitarian values. In stark contrast to this finding, our analysis of a much larger dataset found that, regardless of academic domain, the relative achievement of boys vs. girls tended to be higher in countries with more gender egalitarian values. By comparison, measures of gender equality in opportunities had no clear independent effect on gender differences in academic achievement. Cultural values are pervasive and could influence …more:frontiersin
The Koran’s teachings are better represented in Western societies than in Islamic countries, which have failed to embrace the values of their own faith in politics, business, law and society, a leading academic at George Washington University has said. A study of 208 countries and territories has found that the top countries in both economic achievement and social values are Ireland, Demark, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Britain also ranks in the top ten…more: telegraph
This inherent contradiction and inconsistency in the government’s approach to the Muslim community was underscored recently when the prime minister lavished all praise and extended every possible courtesy to India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. As Leader of the Hindu Bahartia…
“These words stand for things I believe in and it seemed like a good opportunity to represent these values and support our diverse community,” said resident Will Jones, whose sign read: “Peace. Love. Compassion. Acceptance. No more fear.” Community and business leaders, local residents and members of other faith communities gathered in the mosque’s courtyard after the afternoon prayer had ended, some clutching homemade signs and holding them up high to face the constant stream of traffic on Walnut Street…MORE:
Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester police, told the Guardian that the government’s latest plans could be counterproductive, coming at a time when Muslims in the UK feel increasingly alienated….more: theguardian
Are non-Muslim countries more Islamic than Muslim countries? That is what Hossein Askari, an Iranian-born professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University, believes. Askari says Ireland “leads the world in Islamic values as Muslim states lag.” After studying 208 countries and territories he found that the top countries in both economic achievement and social values are Ireland, Demark, Luxembourg and New Zealand. Britain also ranks in the top ten. The first Muslim-majority nation is Malaysia ranking at 33, while the only other state in the top 50 is Kuwait at 48….more frontpagemag
In an unprecedented venture, Sky News commissioned an opinion poll by Survation into what Muslims and non-Muslims think about a range of issues including radicalisation, security concerns, political uncertainty, a rise in hate crimes and growing prejudice.