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Gender Specific Learning Experiences for Middle School Students
A synopsis of literature related to gender specific learning experiences in middle school students, with focus on the challenges associated with middle school education and the overall achievement of students.
# 145458 | 9,350 words | 22 sources | APA | 2010 | US


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Description:

This paper summarizes literature related to gender specific learning experiences in middle school students, focusing primarily on the challenges associated with middle school education and the overall achievement of students. It also provides a summary of the research related to gender differences in learning styles with an emphasis on gender based education in general, while discussing specifically gender-based education in middle schools. Finally, this paper provides a synthesis of the research found through the investigative processes involved in studies around gender specific learning experiences in middle schools.

Table of Contents:
Challenges of Ms Education and Achievement Overall
Gender Differences in Achievement
Perspectives and Expectations (Non-Empirical) AEc
Literature on Gender Specific Education
Gender Specific Education In General (K-12)
Advantages and Disadvantages Of Gender Based Programs
Disadvantages
Lack of Support
Stereotypes
Advantages of Gender Based Education
Middle School Specifically
Research Based Literature on Gender Specific Education General
Synthesis of Perspectives and Research
References

From the Paper:

"For many decades there have been disparities in education along the lines of gender. Some of these disparities were as a result of sexism and an unwillingness to teach female students. However, in the current educational environment many of these disparities can be attributed to the fact that boys and girls simply learn differently. As such, adjustments have to be made as it pertains to teaching styles. These adjustments are particularly needed at the middle school level where subjects such as math and science become more difficult and female students start to lose interest. Gender segregation within the context of middle schools is a topic that has received a great deal of attention in recent years. In addition a great deal of attention has been focused on the disparity between boys and girls as it pertains to math scores at the middle school level."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Atanda, R., "Do Gatekeeper Courses Expand Education Options?" Education Statistics Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1999. Also available online at http://nces.ed.gov/pubs99/ quarterly/spring/4-elementary/4-esq11-c.html (as of October 17, 2003).
  • Bae, Yupin, Susan Choy, Claire Geddes, Jennifer Sable, and Thomas Snyder. 2000. Trends in Educational Equity of Girls and Women. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Becker, J. R. (2003, April). Gender and Mathematics: An Issue for the Twenty-First Century. Teaching Children Mathematics, 9, 470+.
  • Belenky, M. F., et al. Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development of Self Voice, and Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
  • Bernstein, E. (2002). Middle School and the Age of Adjustment: A Guide for Parents. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.

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APA Format

Gender Specific Learning Experiences for Middle School Students (2010, November 11) Retrieved July 05, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/gender-specific-learning-experiences-for-middle-school-students-145458/

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"Gender Specific Learning Experiences for Middle School Students" 11 November 2010. Web. 05 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/gender-specific-learning-experiences-for-middle-school-students-145458/>

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