ERIC Number: EJ1042175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
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.
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, Learner Engagement, Student Needs, Experiential Learning, Creativity, Interpersonal Relationship, Relevance (Education), Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Online Surveys, Intermode Differences
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