Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Math and Gender

A recent study published in "Child Development" indicates that we haven't made a lot of progress in the 'math is for boys' stereotype that so often steers girls away from math at a young age:

http://tinyurl.com/4tt9lpn

From the article:
“Our results show that cultural stereotypes about math are absorbed strikingly early in development, prior to ages at which there are gender differences in math achievement,” says co-author Andrew Meltzoff, a professor of psychology.
...we still have a lot of work to do (...and I can't help but think that the Web will be a powerful tool in bringing an end to the stereotype).

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.