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Chambers, Elisha A.; Schreiber, James B. – Gender and Education, 2004
This study examined the relationship between extracurricular activities and academic achievement for girls with different ethnic backgrounds in eighth and tenth grade. Participants include 4382 American girls (78% Caucasian, 9% Latina, 7% African American and 6% Asian Pacific Islander). It was expected that in-school academic organized activities…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Prediction, Pacific Islanders
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Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra – Gender and Education, 2004
The identity of the underachiever has become synonymous with the stereotypical identity of boys. Teachers know what underachievement looks like: it looks like a boy who is bright, but bored. Evidence from a research study reported here demonstrates that teachers are more likely to select boys as underachievers than girls and that teachers…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics