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A Comparison of Gender-Related AttitudesTowards Mathematics Between Girls in Single-Sex and Co-Educational Schools
A Comparison of Gender-Related Attitudes Towards Mathematics Between Girls in Single-Sex and Co-Educational Schools,? Hazel Clifford, University of Exeter Master Thesis, 1998. This is a report of an investigation into differences in the attitudes of girls towards the learning of mathematics.
Achieving Gender Equity in Science Classrooms
This handbook describes the aspects of culture that researchers believe contribute to attrition from science, engineering and math majors, and there are suggestions to address each of these issues. If implemented, these changes may prevent very capable students from leaving the sciences and may also attract students initially not involved in the sciences.
Armstrong, Thomas Ph.D. Home Page
Thomas Armstrong worked under Howard Gardner at Harvard's Project Zero and is a fabulous trainer on multiple intelligences. His provocative and controversial book on the "myth of ADD/ADHD_ is available here.
The ChillyClimate website was developed by American Women In Science to serve as a guide for improving the academic environment for women in the sciences.
CAST is well known in the Special Education world (see SPED references in section below), and is especially worth checking out for their work on assistive technology. Here is an excellent overview of classroom best practices in Differentiated Instruction.
The Justice Matters Institute sponsors Educational Justice, a fantastic site of extensive research and annotated links on the gamut of educational equity issues, including how equity plays out in whole school reform efforts. Research-based strategies and online discussion forums.
Exploring Perceived Personal and Social Gender Stereotypes of Maths with Secondary Students: An Explanation for Continued Gender Differences in Participation?
A startling survey of student biases concerning aptitude of girls and boys for math called "An Explanation for Continued Gender Differences in Participation" by Helen Watt ofUniversity of Sydney ([email protected]).
From the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools
These resources represent a wide range of viewpoints and potential audiences, but they all promise an in-depth look at their topic.American Indian and Alaska Native EducationMexican AmericansMigrant EducationOutdoor EducationRural Education.
A collection of "did you know?" facts about girls and science.
Impact of Two-Way Bilingual Programs
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence that participation in a two-way bilingual elementary program has had on former program participants' language and achievement outcomes; current schooling path and college plans; and attitudes toward school, self, and others. Study participants were current high school students who were enrolled in a two-way program throughout elementary school.
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Reports and articles from a White House Commission created to study educational issues related to Hispanics in the United States.
Male – Female Performance in an Inquiry-Based High School Chemistry Course
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relative academic performance and attitudes toward science of 181 girls and 125 boys in an inquiry-based high school chemistry class over a 4 year period. Academic performance was measured by grades on 43 activities in 9 categories; attitude was measured by a survey given twice during the year and by students’ course exit comments.
Math Ability: Nature verses Nurture
Good Discussion and criticism of math gene hypothesis of Benbow and Stanley by an undergraduate student, Louise Anderson (Fall 1999) called "Math Ability: Nature verses Nurture,_ from the ERIC/CSMEE database (article ED 380 279). CSMEE is the Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.
Project Zero at Harvard University was started by Howard Gardner and is the research and application arm for multiple intelligence theory. Their research projects are fully described and quite interesting and informative.
The SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project in Inclusive Curriculum provides resources to set up powerful roundtable, book study groups of teachers who wish to transform the (still) largely White Male curriculum. Peggy McIntosh developed the SEED project through the Wellesley Center for Research on Women (www.wellesley.edu) and is the author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack._ Short, powerful, and easily readable, her 1989 article has centered our thinking about race (and other variables) on the notion of "privilege_ like nothing else.
Shame and Cultural Tolerance
What is it about some people that make them more tolerant of the cultural differences in other people? It would be interesting to understand why some people fear differences while others are intrigued. I suggest that shame, the master and universal emotion may be a significant mitigating factor.
The Tracking Wars
A full-text version of the pro-tracking book by the right-wing Brookings Institute (The Tracking Wars: State Reform Meets School Policy, Tom Loveless, 1999). Note that this book could not get published by an objective academic press.
Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform
One of the best articles summarizing best practices for addressing the persistent problem in math education -- even when we get girls to take math classes in numbers close to those of boys substantially fewer girls choose math-related college majors and careers. Article has been effectively used in teacher study groups for professional development.