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Morrison, Frederick J. – Early Education and Development, 2015
Over the past decade or so, the importance of self-regulation for academic development and later life success has become increasingly clear (Morrison, Bachman, & Connor, 2005). This article is a commentary regarding the articles in a special issue of "Early Education and Development," which broaden the understanding of the important…
Descriptors: Self Management, International Education, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Lahelma, Elina – Educational Research, 2014
Background: In educational policies, two discourses on gender have existed since the 1980s. I call them the "gender equality discourse" and the "boy discourse". The gender equality discourse in education is based on international and national declarations and plans, and is focused predominantly on the position of girls and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Chenoweth, Gene – Journal of College Admission, 2012
In this article, the author talks about the cultural bind on the American male. The process starts with conception. If the spermatozoid that fertilizes the egg contains only X chromosomes a girl will be produced. If a single Y chromosome out of the 24 produced by the father is included, the baby will be a boy. From this point on the girls have a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Females, College Admission, Admissions Officers
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Eccles, Jacquelynne – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2011
I summarize a theoretical model of the social, cultural, and psychological influences on achievement-related choices and outline how this model can help us understand gendered educational and occupational choices. I argue that both gender differences and individual differences within each gender in educational and occupational choices are linked…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Achievement, Physical Sciences, Values
Gandara, Patricia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
The author reports both the progress and stagnation of Hispanic education on its 25th year of Hispanic achievement. The focus is on the need to understand and address the gap in Hispanic male achievement. For the past 25 years, Chicanas consistently out-perform Chicanos at every level of schooling. Most recent statistics (2006) show that 73…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences
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Lubienski, Sarah Theule – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2008
There are three articles in this month's "Research Commentary" section. Analyses of disparities in students' mathematics experiences and outcomes are an essential part of efforts to promote equity. Scholars concerned about equity should not write off such analyses as mere "gap gazing." Research on gaps between underserved groups and their more…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Mathematics Education, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
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Fordham, Signithia – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2008
In this article, I reflect on the strange career of the "burden of "acting White"" since it attracted widespread popular and academic attention over 20 years ago. I begin by noting that my original definition of "the burden of "acting White"" should not be confused with a prominent misconception of the problem as the "fear" of "acting White." I…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Males
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Gorard, Stephen; Smith, Emma – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
In "British Journal of Sociology of Education" Volume 29 number 3, 2008, Connolly presented what he termed a "critical review" of some of our previous work on the relative attainment of male and female students in UK schools. He proposed three general areas for criticism--our use of attainment gaps, our consideration of…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Underachievement, Academic Achievement, Criticism
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Muller, Tanja R. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 2007
Based on the work of Bourdieu, this paper analyses how far formal education within a revolutionary setting can act as a "strategy-generating" institution in terms of enabling women to aspire to and achieve goals they would not even have envisaged pre-revolution. In making its case, it draws on the examples of three revolutionary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Social Change
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Connolly, Paul – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2006
In 1999 Stephen Gorard published an article in this journal in which he provided a trenchant critique of what he termed the "politician's error" in analysing differences in educational attainment. The main consequence of this error, he argued, has been the production of misleading findings in relation to trends in educational performance over time…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Low Achievement, Academic Achievement, Educational Trends
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Connolly, Paul – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2006
In 1999 Stephen Gorard published an article in this journal in which he provided a trenchant critique of what he termed the "politician's error" in analyzing differences in educational attainment. The main consequence of this error, his argument, has been the production of misleading findings in relation to trends in educational performance over…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Criticism, Error Correction
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Peverly, Stephen T. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
Based on observations of the Chinese educational system in the summer of 2002, I argue that comparisons of the performance of students in the United States and China, and by implication, of students in the United States and other East Asian countries, have been too homogeneous. I discuss four variables that could be included in future research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Private Schools, Educational Research
Laster, Carol – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2004
Educators have not been teaching to the learning style of boys, nor have they kept up with recent findings in brain research on the developmental differences between boys and girls. With all the education reform efforts about, with new accountability standards so high, school districts nationwide struggle to balance budgets and increase student…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Cognitive Style, Single Sex Classes