ERIC Number: ED401197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
All Female Education: Self Image and Academic Success of Fourth through Eighth Grade Girls.
Heffernan, Erin J.
This study examines how young women in single sex institutions perceive their educational experience in four categories: academics, resources, participation, and self-image. When investigating whether there are advantages in all female education, it is important to consider student perceptions within these all female schools. This study was conducted among 154 female students attending an urban, Catholic, all female school in the Bay Area (San Francisco, California) in grades 4 through 8, ranging from 9 through 14 years of age. The majority were Caucasian or Asian students from a relatively high socioeconomic group. The results indicate girls in the school are academically challenged, have a wide range of resources, actively participate in class, and have a positive self-image. Single sex schools do seem to have a positive effect on their female students. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California