ERIC Number: ED363030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bad Boys, Good Girls: A Review of the Research on Gender Differences in Preschoolers and a Reexamination of Assessment, Child Rearing, and Educational Practices.
Hayden-McPeak, Connie; And Others
This paper presents data documenting gender differences in preschool exceptional education placement for a large metropolitan school district (Tampa, Florida). Research is reviewed in the areas of biological and physiological gender differences, psychological gender development, and sociological influences on gender based developmental outcomes. Data for the school district indicate that boys are entering special education at overall gender ratios of nearly two to one, with significant gender differences found in all program areas. These findings are compared with similar findings on a national level. The importance of ensuring that individuals who evaluate young children are aware of gender based learning issues is stressed. (Contains an annotated bibliography of 57 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Biological Influences, Child Development, Child Rearing, Disabilities, Educational Practices, Females, Males, Preschool Education, Psychological Characteristics, Referral, Sex Differences, Sexual Identity, Social Influences, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Urban Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hillsborough County Public Schools FL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (71st, San Antonio, TX, April 5-9, 1993).