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ERIC Number: EJ1042175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Reaching Girls
Jacobs, Charlotte E.; Kuriloff, Peter J.; Cox, Amanda B.
Phi Delta Kappan, v96 n1 p68-73 Sep 2014
If educators want to engage girls in learning, they must align teaching practices with girls' specific needs. In a study modeled after Reichert and Hawley's study of boys, the authors learned that lessons with hands-on learning, elements of creativity, multimodal projects, and class discussions all worked to stimulate girls' interest in the classroom; relationships, while central to both genders, seem to be particularly influential for girls and their educational engagement; and the relevance of the classroom material to girls' lives is key to sustaining girls' interest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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