The Answer Sheet: gender stereotypes

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/31/2010

Academic 'stereotype threat' is real -- Willingham

Boys outscore girls in standardized tests of science. For example, in the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress, boys did slightly better than girls at fourth grade, eighth grade, and twelfth grade. Quick, what’s the reason for the difference? It's not what you think. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at how gender plays into student performance.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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