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ERIC Number: EJ799640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Stereotype Threat: Effects on Education
Smith, Cary Stacy; Hung, Li-Ching
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v11 n3 p243-257 Aug 2008
Numerous stereotypes exist regarding race and gender, and while all are difficult to eradicate, one still regnant throughout society is the notion that females are not as capable as males within the fields of math and science. In order to expose this belief as faulty, an in depth literature review was initiated, with special attention being placed on interventions considered helpful in eliminating stereotype threat. The paper's primary purpose centered on how, and to what extent, stereotype threats affect the mathematics scores of females and minorities. In addition, case studies and a critical perspective regarding the research, as well as suggestions for future research, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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