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Interpreting the relationship between single-sex science classes and girls’ academic motivation and interest (Johnson, 2012)

This doctoral study explored whether students’ motivation to learn science changes when they are placed in a single-sex science class (Johnson, 2012). The study also “measured whether the students’ level of interest in science and desire to major in science changes based on their enrollment in a single-gender class” (p.…

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OECD international trends for girls (2012)

Two reports from the OECD highlight international trends for girls relating to education, career expectations and employment. The first report How are girls doing in schools – and women doing in employment – around the world? Education Indicators in Focus (OECD, 2012) examined data to determine how girls are performing…

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Gender bias in tertiary science faculties (Moss-Racusin et al. 2012)

This American study examined whether tertiary science faculty members would demonstrate preferential evaluation of male or female students who would potentially work in their laboratories. Moss-Racusin et al. (2012, p. 16475) used a nationwide sample of 127 biology, chemistry and physics professors from six universities who “evaluated the application materials…

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Mathematics & gender: International trends and explanations (2012)

Many academics and researchers have investigated the gender differences and similarities in mathematics performance from testing regimes which are conducted on an international scale. Two major sources of international mathematics data are the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).…

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School influence on girls studying physics (IOP, 2012)

The British Institute of Physics (IOP) published a report which used data from the National Pupil Database to determine student progression to A-level physics at different types of schools. The report, titled It’s different for girls: the influence of schools and briefing sheets for educators and parents can be downloaded…

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Inhibitory control in adolescents (Yucel et al., 2012)

Yucel et al. (2012) examined how sex, intelligence and temperament were related to inhibitory control in adolescents. Inhibitory control refers “to the ability to flexibly adapt behaviour in the face of cognitive conflict, interference or competition” (p. 347). This type of control also regulates other aspects of mature behaviour such…

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Changing the game for girls: a UK report of girls’ participation in physical activities (WSFF, 2012)

The UK Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) released a report on girls’ sport and fitness called Changing the game for girls (2012). WSFF commissioned the research, which was conducted by Loughborough University. Over 1500 school students were surveyed about being active, teachers and parents also completed questionnaires. Focus groups were…

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