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ERIC Number: EJ762004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Gender Bias in Predictions of Boys' Academic Failure
Van Duzer, Eric
Action in Teacher Education, v28 n1 p94-98 Spr 2006
A study was conducted to examine the gendered expectations of academic failure among 52 students preparing to enter a teacher-credentialing program at a California state university. As part of a technology class, student pairs completed a database and mail-merge assignment in which they named three imaginary students and identified one of the students as being in danger of failing. The subjects had complete autonomy in deciding the gender of the three students whom they named in their database assignment. A two-way chi-square analysis of the data collected from these groups showed a significant bias ( p less than 0.03) resulting in males being identified as being in danger of failing more than three times as often as females. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California