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November 05, 2010

Summing Up the Gender Gaps

Bill Costello in a commentary in educationnews.org. From the commentary: Among 25-to-29-year-olds, 33 percent of women have earned at least a bachelor's degree compared with just 23 percent of men. This is the first generation of women to be more educated than their male counterparts. This shift...

September 16, 2010

About That Spatial Reasoning Gap

The most-discussed difference between boys and girls is the male advantage in spatial reasoning, the ability to conjure up mental images of an object. Turns out that gap can be "trained" away.

April 20, 2010

How Men Versus Women React to Stress

Interesting article in Scientific American suggesting that the fight-or-flight response to stress is primarily a male phenomenon. Women under stress tend to bond. When reading this I thought of the book research trip I took to Cal State Fullerton. Why did women there graduate at such higher rates t...

March 12, 2010

Significant Reports on Boys Reveal the Reality

Wednesday, the nonpartisan Center on Education Policy releases its 50-state report on how boys/girls are faring on state tests. The state tests, which are given every year to all students in certain subjects, have to be considered the gold standard of gender gap snapshot measurements. The results wi...

February 06, 2010

The Times Discovers the Gender-Skewed Campus Scene

When campuses approach 60 percent female, the dating scene gets out of kilter, and not in a healthy way. In this Styles piece, the Times puts a cute face on it. But as described in this Chronicle of Higher Education piece in 2008, written after visiting James Madison University, there's nothing ...

February 04, 2010

Why Boys Fail on Fox & Friends (and Elsewhere)

The book is starting to draw some serious interest, which may lead to the issue drawing some serious interest among educators. In this country, that would be a first. Some of attention includes: -- An appearance on Fox & Friends. -- A profile by Washington Post education reporter Valerie Straus...

February 01, 2010

Science Daily on the Boy Problems

The publication sums up Judith Kleinfeld's latest paper and offers some useful links to other gender gap issues.

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