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ERIC Number: ED491670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-8
Pages: 44
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Being a Boy and Being a Girl: The Voices of Middle Schoolers
Zittleman, Karen
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, Apr 8, 2006)
The first-person accounts of over 400 middle school students from five diverse schools suggest that three decades of gender equity efforts have fallen far short of their goals. Contrary to the backlash argument that girls are now the advantaged sex, or the perceptions of many adults that both girls and boys are treated fairly in school today, these findings indicate that in terms of gender stereotypes, schools today are more similar than different than those that existed a generation ago. This paper will detail these findings as well as suggest strategies to promote gender fair school policies and practices. (Contains 9 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A