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ERIC Number: ED313103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 12
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Gender and Academic Achievement in Education.
Buteyn, Randall J.
Several recent studies concerning the influence of gender on academic achievement from elementary school through college are reviewed. The research covered focuses on: (1) academic attainment by gender; (2) achievement differences between males and females; (3) causes of achievement differences; (4) hemispheric brain preferences; (5) differential socialization through play and toys; (6) physiological and social differences; (7) the relation of task characteristics to achievement differences; (8) the role of ethnicity in gender differences; (9) the influence of classroom environment on gender differences in academic achievement; (10) academic areas in which sex differences are and are not found; (11) sex role expectations; and (12) cultural influences on pupil-teacher interaction. Concluding remarks focus on the educator's role in eradicating gender bias. Twenty-three references are cited. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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