Breaking down the barriers

Stutler, Susan Lee
November 1997
Gifted Child Today Magazine;Nov/Dec97, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p12
Academic Journal
Presents a study on a single-sex algebra course for gifted children. Reason why single-sex learning environments are encouraged; Obstacles to adolescent female achievement; Differences in the attitudes and perceptions of gifted adolescent boys and gifted adolescent girls; Two distinctive questioning styles noticed by the teacher in her classes.


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