Gender and Student Achievement in English Schools

Book, Preprint OPEN
Machin, Stephen; McNally, Sandra;
(2006)
  • Publisher: Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Subject: Gender, Educational Achievement | L Education (General)
    mesheuropmc: education

In the UK, there is a marked gender gap in the educational attainment of boys and girls. At the end of compulsory education, 10 per cent fewer boys achieve 5 or more good GCSEs. This gap is by no means confined to GCSE. It is evident at all Key Stages. Furthermore, some... View more
  • References (26)
    26 references, page 1 of 3

    Arnot, M., J. Gray, M. James, J. Rudduck, and G. Duveen, (1998), Recent Research on Gender and Educational Performance, Report to Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). London.

    Blanden, J., P. Gregg and S. Machin (2005), 'Educational Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility', in S. Machin and A.Vignoles (eds), What's the Good of Education?, Princeton University Press.

    Burgess, A., B. McConnell, C. Propper, and D. Wilson, (2004), Girls Rock, Boys Roll: An Analysis of the Age 14-16 Gender Gap in English Schools, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 51 (2), 209-229.

    Charles, K. and M-C Luoh, (2003), Gender Differences in Completed Schooling, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 85 (3), 559-577.

    Elwood, J., (1995), Undermining Gender Stereotypes: Examination and Coursework Performance in the UK at Age 16, Assessment in Education, 2 (3), 283-303.

    Elwood, J., and Gipps, C., (1999), Review of Recent Research on the Achievement of Girls in Single-Sex Schools, Institute of Education.

    Francis, B., C. Skelton and L. Archer (2002), A Systematic Review of Classroom Strategies for Reduced Stereotypical Gender Constructions Among Boys and Girls in Mixed-Sex UK Primary Schools (EPPI-Centre Review), in Research Evidence in Education Library. Issue 1. London: EEPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education.

    Freeman, C.E, (2004), Trends in Educational Equity of Girls and Women, National Center for Education Statistics, US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

    Gipps, C., and P. Murphy, (1994), A Fair Test? Assessment, Achievement and Equity. Open University Press.

    Gorard, S., G. Rees and J. Salisbury (2001), Investigating the patterns of differential attainment of boys and girls at school, British Educational Research Journal, 27 (2), 125-139.

  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark