Academic Achievements: Perspectives, Gender Differences and Outcomes


Sidney J. Hewitt (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World

BISAC: EDU000000

One pressing concern that exists in education around the world today stems from the differences in experiences between male and female students and how these differences manifest in academic outcomes. Differences in students’ experiences also depend upon a wide variety of other factors, including race, economic status and environment. For example, women and girls in the Devanga community in India face discrimination in the form of reduced educational opportunities and a sense of social obligation to take on nurturing and care-giver roles, whereas male students face no such restrictions. Conversely, female students in Lebanon outperform male students in many subjects, though women and girls nonetheless face significant gender discrimination in Lebanese society. This book presents a compilation of studies that focus on disparities in education resulting from factors including race, gender and economic background in places like India, Rwanda, and Texas, as they apply to elementary, middle and high school students as well as college students.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Gender Disparity in the Educational Opportunities Provided to Girls of the Devanga Community in Urban Bangalore, India
(Pooja Haridarshan and Richard Rose – University of Northampton)

Chapter 2. Gender Parity, Moving the Needle Closer: An HLM Analysis of Student Achievement in Rwanda
(Phillip Haynes)

Chapter 3. Does Self-Worth Protection Matter? The Mediating and Moderating Role of Self-Handicapping in the Relationship between Self-Esteem and Performance Goals
(María del Mar Ferradás, Carlos Freire, Bibiana Regueiro and Susana Rodríguez – Department of Psychology, University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 4. Differences in Male and Female Texas Community College First-Time-in-College Full-Time Students Over Time: A Multiyear, Statewide Analysis
(John P. Maynard II and John R. Slate – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, US)

Chapter 5. Gender Difference in School Achievement in Lebanon
(Ramzi Nasser and Kamal Abouchedid – College of Education and Arts, Lusail Univeristy, Doha, Qatar, et al.)

Chapter 6. Differences in Number of Days Assigned to In-School Suspension Between Grades 5 and 6: Within Groups Comparisons
(Bart J. Miller and John R. Slate – Sam Houston State University, Texas, US)

Chapter 7. Differences in Grade 3 Reading Achievement by the Economic Status of Students of Color: A Texas Statewide Analysis
(Heather A. Hamilton and John R. Slate – Sam Houston State University, USA)

Chapter 8. Differentiating In-School Suspension Assignments by Student Demographics: A Texas, Statewide Analysis
(Tim Harkrider and John R. Slate – Sam Houston State University, USA)

Chapter 9. Differences in Persistence and Graduation Rates Over Time for Texas Community College Students
(Alisa M. McLendon and John R. Slate – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, United States)

Chapter 10. Suspending High School Students Comes at a Steep Price: A Texas, Statewide Investigation
(Jonathan C. Smith and John R. Slate – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, US)


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