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ERIC Number: ED535683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 87
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-5219-3
Where Have All the Good Men Gone?: An Analysis of Gender Differences in Achievement Growth in Eighth and Ninth Grade Math
Plue, Kevin Eric
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Wingate University
The growing epidemic of male underachievement has spawned a great deal of research in the recent past. This body of research has been inconclusive in determining the causes of the problem. This Capstone Project looked at six factors to determine if any of them had a significant effect on the math achievement of either gender. This study was conducted in a suburban school district located in the Piedmont of North Carolina. These factors--teacher gender, student gender, teacher experience, math-related professional development, teacher bias, and student socio-economic status--were chosen as independent variables and were used in a multiple regression test against the dependent variable of growth scores on 8th Grade Math and Algebra I standardized test scores. Suggestions are offered to combat the issue of male underachievement, based on the findings of the study. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina