When It Comes to Gender Gaps, Attitudes Trump Performance, Study Finds

By guest blogger Jacob Bell While education systems in the United States and abroad have narrowed performance gaps between boys and girls in recent years, gender bias among parents, teachers, and employers continues to affect student attitudes towards school and employment, according to a new report. The Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, released the report, titled "ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behavior, and Confidence," on Thursday. The study looked at the performances of nearly half a million 15-year-old students across 64 countries. Researchers found that despite higher performance in reading and similar performance in science, girls ...

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