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ERIC Number: ED376611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0735-0023
Bridging the Gender Gap: How Girls Learn.
Mann, Judy
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A