ERIC Number: EJ718858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 63
Bold, Reckless and Adaptable? Explaining Gender Differences in Economic Thinking and Attitudes
Davies, Peter; Mangan, Jean; Telhaj, Shqiponja
British Educational Research Journal, v31 n1 p29-48 Feb 2005
In the first half of this paper we develop a perspective on the role of "boldness" in explaining gender differences in thinking and attitudes. We apply this analysis to evidence from Australia, the USA and the UK in relation to economics at school and university levels. In the second half we present the results of a study of over 1000 15-17-year-olds in UK secondary schools. On the basis of the gender differences revealed in these data and our preceding analysis we offer some implications for learning and teaching.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Learning Strategies, Attitude Measures, Public Policy, Economics, Economic Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom; United States