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Journal Article: Within-School Gender Gaps in Reading, Mathematics, and Science Literacy

Categories

SEX differences in education, ACADEMIC achievement, ACHIEVEMENT gap, READING comprehension, MATHEMATICAL ability -- Testing, SCIENCE, EDUCATION -- Research, STUDENTS, ABILITY testing

Authors

Xin, Ma

Published

2008

Abstract

This article reports on gender-gaps in educational achievement and how they vary in reading, mathematics, and science comprehension. These within-school gaps began to decrease in the U.S. after the 1980s until female students began outperforming male students in the 1990s. The article discusses factors related to performance variations, including national education policies, culture, and individual and family characteristics. The article also examines gender inequality, student-teacher ratios, school climate, and participation. Information on international school performance is provided as well.

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