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May 3, 2018 / C H Thompson

Examination system and gender differences

  • Stobart (1992) found a direct relationship between the relative improvement of girls’ achievement and the weighting and type of coursework required in different subjects
  • Perceptions of girls’ perceived advantage in coursework is high among teachers.
  • Over half (53%) of teachers felt that that there was a difference between boys’ and girls’ ability to do coursework Bishop (1996)

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