Gender differences in math achievement, students' attitudes, and teachers' beliefs. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Chartouny, Madona Kamal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-28T13:45:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-28T13:45:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-11-28
dc.date.submitted 2011-05-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1024
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 52-54). en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to reinforce research on gender differences in math education in Lebanon by studying the topic as it pertains to students’ attitudes and achievement, teachers’ beliefs, as well as teachers’ differential behavior with boys and girls. The sample consisted of 171 students in grades 7, 8 and 9 and their three corresponding math teachers. The researcher administered questionnaires to students concerning their attitudes toward math, interviewed teachers and conducted classroom observations. The results of the study showed that girls and boys in grades 7, 8 and 9 held similar moderately positive attitudes toward mathematics. With respect to achievement, no significant differences were found in math averages between boys and girls. Results also showed that teachers were not gender biased in their choice of the most successful students. They attributed girls’ success to ability and effort whereas boys’ success was attributed to ability and intrinsic motivation. Finally, the classroom observations showed that the number of boys who participated in class exceeded that of girls. In addition, a higher number of boys were called to the board or asked to answer a question. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sex differences in education -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Academic achievement -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Mathematical ability -- Sex differences en_US
dc.subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Lebanon -- Case studies en_US
dc.title Gender differences in math achievement, students' attitudes, and teachers' beliefs. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200300548 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. lman Osta
dc.author.commembers Dr. Samar Zebian
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 73 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Ketty Sarouphim
dc.keywords Gender Differences en_US
dc.keywords Math Education en_US
dc.keywords Intermediate cycle en_US
dc.keywords Students’ Attitudes en_US
dc.keywords Students’ Achievement en_US
dc.keywords Teachers’ Beliefs en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.30 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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