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ERIC Number: ED409250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Girls Are...Boys Are... Myths, Stereotypes, and Gender Differences. Math and Science for the Coed Classroom.
Campbell, Patricia B.; Storo, Jennifer N.
This pamphlet examines the misconception that one's gender is a significant predictor of abilities and interests. Knowing whether an individual is female or male tells a great deal biologically but very little otherwise. Gender is not a good predictor of academic skills, interests or emotional characteristics. Sections of the pamphlet include: (1) "How Much Does Gender Count?"; (2) "How Big Are the Differences?"; (3) "Myths and Realities"; (4) "Why Do Myths Persist?"; and (5) "Is It Real or Is It a Stereotype?". An 8-item reference and sources section concludes the pamphlet. (EH)
Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Resource Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Suite 268, Newton, MA 02158-1060; toll free telephone: 800-225-3088.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 027 437-439.