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Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra – Gender and Education, 2004
The identity of the underachiever has become synonymous with the stereotypical identity of boys. Teachers know what underachievement looks like: it looks like a boy who is bright, but bored. Evidence from a research study reported here demonstrates that teachers are more likely to select boys as underachievers than girls and that teachers…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics