Description

Volume 47 of Advances in Child Development and Behavior includes chapters that highlight some the most recent research in the area of gender in educational, contexts and outcomes.

A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including sexism, race and gender issues, sexual orientation, single-sex education, and physical education.

Each chapter provides in-depth discussions, and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

Key Features

  • Chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area.
  • A wide array of topics are discussed in detail

Readership

Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Motivation in Educational Contexts: Does Gender Matter?
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Theoretical Frameworks: Early and Contemporary Approaches
    • 3 A Question of Confidence? Gender and Perceptions of Competence and Control
    • 4 Proving and Improving: Gender and Motives for Evaluation
    • 5 Achievement Goals
    • 6 Achievement and Social Goals, Values, and Interests
    • 7 Social Influences
    • 8 Conclusions
  • Chapter Two: Gender-Related Academic and Occupational Interests and Goals
    • Abstract
    • 1 Theoretical Frameworks
    • 2 Gender Similarities and Differences in Academic Ability and Dispositions
    • 3 Gender Differences in Occupational Interests and Goals
    • 4 Factors that may Shape Gendered Occupational Goals
    • 5 Conclusions
  • Chapter Three: Developmental Interventions to Address the STEM Gender Gap: Exploring Intended and Unintended Consequences
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Documenting the STEM Gender Gap
    • 3 Developmental Mechanisms and a Taxonomy of STEM Intervention Goals
    • 4 Illustrations of STEM Interventions
    • 5 Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Chapter Four: Physical Education, Sports, and Gender in Schools
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Historical Overview
    • 3 Curricular Issues
    • 4 Gender and Motivation to be Physically Active
    • 5 Fitness Testing
    • 6 Social Construction of Bodily Meanings
    • 7 Creating Equitable Climates in Physical Education
    • 8 Education and Sport
    • 9 Conclusions and Implications
  • Chapter Five: Gendered-Peer Relationships in Educational Contexts
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Children's Gender Segregation
    • 3 The Influence of Gendered-Peer Relationships on Children's Development
    • 4 Gender Seg

Details

No. of pages:
440
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124115767
Print ISBN:
9780124115828

About the serial-volume-editors

Lynn Liben

Departments of Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University, USA