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ERIC Number: EJ798061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Trends in Gender Differences in Mathematics and Science (TIMSS 1995-2003)
Neuschmidt, Oliver; Barth, Juliane; Hastedt, Dirk
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v34 n2 p56-72 Jun 2008
This article investigates changes in gender differences evident in the performance of grade 8th grade students participating in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) between 1995 and 2003. Gender specific results and patterns found in TIMSS 1995 were compared with later cycles of the study in order to address the question of how far the mathematics and science gender gap has narrowed over time. Using a regression approach to compare the trend data, the findings indicated no major changes for mathematics but it appears that the gap in science may be closing, especially in the previously male dominated content areas of chemistry and physics. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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