ERIC Number: EJ533238
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Gender Differences in Middle Grade Science Achievement: Subject Domain, Ability Level, and Course Emphasis.
Lee, Valerie E.; Burkam, David T.
Science Education, v80 n6 p613-50 Nov 1996
Uses base-year data from a nationally representative database (NELS:88) to identify important explanatory factors for gender differences in science performance. Documents a large advantage for boys on the subtest of physical science and a modest advantage for girls in life science. Concludes that laboratory experiences are beneficial for girls' achievement in physical science. Contains 69 references. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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