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Gustavsen, Ann Margareth – Cogent Education, 2017
Previous studies found that girls have higher academic achievement than boys in most school subjects. Teachers' grading of academic achievement seems to be based not only on students' knowledge but also their social skills, and teachers tend to assess girls as having better social skills than boys. The main aim of this study was to examine through…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes
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Thomas, Paul – Cogent Education, 2016
The perplexing numbers of Somali children withdrawn from schools in Norway and sent to Somalia is the concern of this study. These students are often brought back and re-enroll later as adolescents with concomitant educational challenges. The findings are critically analyzed employing John Ogbu's cultural ecology of minorities and a CHAT-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Influences, Islamic Culture