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ERIC Number: EJ841564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
Listening to the Girls: Participant Perceptions of the Confidence-Boosting Aspects of a Girls' Summer Mathematics and Technology Camp
Frost, Janet Hart; Wiest, Lynda R.
Mathematics Educator, v17 n2 p31-40 2007
Females, students of color, and students of low socioeconomic status (SES) are often underserved or marginalized in mathematics education. However, some instructional approaches and intervention programs have been shown to educate these students more equitably. This study examines how girls of diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds perceived the characteristics of one such intervention program as inspiring the development of greater confidence in their mathematics skills. This article explains the similarities and differences of the perceptions of each group, as well as the implications for classroom environments and further research. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Mathematics Education Student Association, University of Georgia. 105 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-4194; Fax: 706-542-4551; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations; SAT (College Admission Test)