Saturday, May 31, 2008

boys not better than girls in mathematics

According to new research published in the journal Science, the "gender gap" in maths, long perceived to exist between girls and boys, disappears in societies that treat both sexes equally. When girls have equal access to education and other opportunities they do just as well as boys in maths tests.The research, led by Prof Paola Sapienza of Northwestern University in the US, investigated whether a global gender gap exists and whether it was the result of social engineering rather than intrinsic aptitude for the subject.research team came to the conclusion after looking at results of a standardised international exam taken by over 270,000 15-year-olds from 40 countries in 2003.It was discovered that this was most likely to occur in the most gender equal societies such as Iceland, Sweden and Norway.

1 comment:

subhashish said...

Please inform all your friends and teams that - ….
The results of various Science ( Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics ) Olympiads are out.

Except in Physics Olympiad, Indian students did not do great in others.

see the results at http://zookeepersblog.wordpress.com/results-2008-science-olympiads/

Please paste the above link in various blogs / sites.

Thanks and Regards
Subhashish

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