ERIC Number: ED452071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Mathematics: Still a Male Domain? Australian Findings.
Forgasz, Helen J.
In this paper, findings from two new instruments measuring the extent to which mathematics is stereotyped as a gendered domain are reported. The instruments were administered to Australian secondary students (grades 7-10) and to pre-service teachers. Comparisons were made with data from similar American samples of students and pre-service teachers who completed the same instruments. The Australian results revealed that students' beliefs about mathematics as a male domain were inconsistent with previous findings in the field; the pre-service teachers' views of the students' beliefs were more in-line with earlier research. There was remarkable similarity in the patterns of the results from Australia and the USA. (Author)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Australian Research Council.
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Identifiers - Location: Australia