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Girls words - Boys words: Is the vocabulary a gender issue?

Current research findings on qualitative differences in the vocabulary between girls and boys are explained. In addition to this theme you can download practice material to help you figure out which words in your class are more likley to be used by girls or boys.

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The vocabulary of pupils is a central condition for the acquisition of competences in different areas and thus for the success of  education. It was shown in different studies that there are no differences between girls and boys from a quantitative perspective. However, there are qualitative differences between girls and boys.

The latest research results of the IFS on this topic are explained in more detail in this article.

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