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Gender and Achievement


by Diane S. Pollard — 1993

This chapter is divided into two sections. In the first, I will discuss the evidence concerning the extent of gender differences in academic achievement. In the second section, I will review two perspectives on enhancing academic achievement among women. Many writers have considered separately the relationships between achievement and race, achievement and ethnicity, achievement and social class, and achievement and gender. Such formulations tend to emphasize one sociodemographic characteristic at the expense of others.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 92, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 5, 1993, p. 90-106
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18851, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 6:48:42 AM

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  • Diane Pollard
    University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
    DIANE POLLARD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.
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