ERIC Number: ED409250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Mathematics Instruction, Nondiscriminatory Education, Science Instruction, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education
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
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.