ERIC Number: ED376611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Bridging the Gender Gap: How Girls Learn.
Streamlined Seminar, v13 n2 Oct 1994
This publication discusses the development of girls and women within a hierarchical power structure and the effects on their self-esteem and performance. It describes the differences between girls' and boys' learning styles and educational experiences, which have differential effects on self-esteem and performance, particularly in mathematics and science achievement. Girls face obstacles in the form of teacher bias, a socialization process that teaches passivity, and high schools that break up friendship networks. Public schools can replicate the experience of academically strong girls' schools by: (1) mandating teacher training about equity in the classroom; (2) incorporating teaching techniques that place more emphasis on collaboration and hands-on learning; (3) including women authors and heroines in assigned readings; and (4) using textbooks that depict women participating in science and historical events. A list of organizations that sponsor programs in support of girls' education is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Learning Processes, Mathematics Achievement, Science Education, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Socialization
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 (single copy, $2.50; 10 or more, $2 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Arlington, VA.