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Martin Burrett

Girls need more positive experiences of ball skills - 1 views

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    "Children's positive perception of moving is an important supporter for natural physical activity and developing motor skills. A study at the University of Jyväskylä suggests that children had high perceptions of motor skills. Some gender differences were identified, however: girls were better in locomotor skills and boys had higher perception and actual skills in ball skills. "Because ball skills are typically utilized in versatile surroundings and good ball skills are a predictor for more frequent physical activity levels in adolescence, we should encourage girls to play more with balls already in early education," says PhD student Donna Niemistö from Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences. "In boys, there could be more locomotor skills like galloping and hopping involved. Niemistö concludes, "All children regardless of gender have a right to have positive and encouraging experiences of movement.""
Martin Burrett

Girls Section - 0 views

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    "How girls in an area of Pakistan are quietly fighting for their right to get an education."
Martin Burrett

Are girls really better at reading than boys - or are the tests painting a false picture? - 2 views

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    In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men's and women's reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?
Vicki Davis

Discovery Brings STEM Curriculum, Professional Development to Girls Inc. Program - 5 views

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    Excited to see Discovery work with an incredible nonprofit, Girls Inc to bring STEM to girls. Now THIS Is something with a lot of potential. Girls INc is a great organization that I worked with here in Albany (yes, back in the 90 - has been a while) but I was always impressed with their programs. Excited to watch this develop.
Megan Black

Dot Diva | Home - 8 views

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    Website designed to empower young women to go into technology and science fields and to make a difference in their community.
Jeff Johnson

Math Skills Suffer in U.S., Study Finds (NYTimes) - 0 views

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    The United States is failing to develop the math skills of both girls and boys, especially among those who could excel at the highest levels, a new study asserts, and girls who do succeed in the field are almost all immigrants or the daughters of immigrants from countries where mathematics is more highly valued.
Jeff Johnson

Girls are as smart as boys, but tests are getting dumber | Education IT - 0 views

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    New research published in the journal Science confirms what all of us teachers have known for a long time: girls are just as smart as boys. I hope none of our tax dollars went into that one. A quick quote from the article before I get into the more interesting findings from the researchers: Overall, the researchers found "no gender difference" in scores among children in grades two through 11. Among students with the highest test scores, the team did find that white boys outnumbered white girls by about two to one. Among Asians, however, that result was nearly reversed. Hyde says that suggests that cultural and social factors, not gender alone, influence how well students perform on tests.
Kate Olson

SarahLacy.com: Girls in Tech (Yes, They Exist) - 0 views

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    Sarah Lacy's take on Girls in Tech
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