ERIC Number: ED171552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in Attitudes and Course-Taking in Mathematics Among the Gifted: Implications for Counseling and Career Education.
Fox, Lynn H.; Brody, Linda E.
This paper, presented at the 1979 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, investigates the impact of programs for the mathematically gifted upon the course-taking and attitudes of gifted girls. The study is based on The Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) of the Johns Hopkins University, initiated in 1971 to identify youths at grades seven and eight who exhibit superior mathematical reasoning ability. Data for this study were collected from the following groups at the end of the 1977-78 school year: (1) girls who participated in an all-girl accelerated class at Hopkins and an all-girl career class at Hopkins; (2) boys and girls who participated in an accelerated class in their own school systems in Maryland, Minnesota, and Illinois; and (3) two control groups of boys and girls from the Talent Searches who had not participated in a special program. Five hypotheses with respect to acceleration were tested. Implications for counseling and career education are also discussed. (HM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Contains occasional marginal legibility