TITLE

The Myth of PINK & BLUE Brains

AUTHOR(S)
Eliot, Lise
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Nov2010, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses sex differences in education and attempts to dispel the incorrect notion that boys and girls have different brains. The author looks to neuroscience to prove is idea that there is little that is different about the boys' and girls' brains, though, they do have different interests, self-regulatory behavior, but not in the rate at which their prefrontal cortexes develop. The factors behind the gender gap in academic achievement may be environmental factors, sociocultural factors, and child development. The benefits of gender equity and of trying to treat boys and girls the same is discussed as is how teachers can better serve their students by avoiding gender stereotyping, strengthening spatial awareness, and teaching boys to love language and literature.
ACCESSION #
55114505

 

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