ERIC Number: ED191721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Sexist Attitudes in Mathematics Education.
Atweh, William F.
This study shows that generally-held sexist attitudes may be partially responsible for the imbalance between girls and boys at the tertiary level in mathematics. In the first chapter, six criteria are listed for checking to see whether there is sexism. Chapter two reviews selected literature where research findings indicate that girls tend to avoid mathematics more than boys, when given the chance. The third and fourth chapters examine whether girls seem to be less capable, in general, of studying mathematics, or if females are less inclined to do so because of external factors. Chapter five concludes with a summary of the basic findings and a collection of specific recommendations at all levels of decision making in the teaching of mathematics. (MP)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Attitudes, College Mathematics, Elective Courses, Learning Problems, Mathematics, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Social Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Kelvin Grove Coll. of Advanced Education, Brisbane (Australia).