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ERIC Number: ED534534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-8799-2220-7
ISSN: N/A
Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children. Executive Summary
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
In 1992 the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW) Educational Foundation published "How Schools Shortchange Girls," a landmark report providing overwhelming evidence that girls were often ignored in the classroom and neglected in the curriculum. This report brought gender equity to the forefront of educational reform. Six years later, on the verge of a new millennium, "Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children" examines how far the nation has come toward educational equity. What is different for girls in America's schools? What gaps still need to be addressed? Based on an analysis of approximately 1,000 research documents published between 1990 and 1998, "Gender Gaps" reveals good news and bad news. Girls have made great strides in education and probably receive a fairer education today than in 1992. While gender gaps in areas such as math and science have narrowed, other gaps--some favoring boys and some favoring girls--have persisted or emerged. For girls, an equitable education is in many respects still an elusive goal, in sight yet out of reach. This executive summary presents findings from the "Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children" study. A selected bibliography is included. (Contains 8 tables.) [For the main report, "Gender Gaps: Where Schools Still Fail Our Children," see ED427390.]
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. 1111 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-326-2289; Tel: 202-728-7602; Fax: 202-463-7169; e-mail: foundation@aauw.org; Web site: http://www.aauw.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation; American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study