An Investigation into Gender Differences in Achievement: Phase 2: school and classroom strategies

Laura Sukhnandan, Barbara Lee, Sara Kelleher

01 January 2000

Gender differences in achievement have been the focus of much national concern, as well as generating extensive political and academic debate. As a result, schools have been implementing strategies to address differences and this report provides information and insights into how some of them work, in practice.

The report describes the findings of Phase 2 of a study which carried out in-depth case studies in 19 schools. The research investigated the following questions:

  • Why did schools decide to adopt particular strategies to address gender gaps?
  • How did schools implement their chosen strategies?
  • What impact did the strategies have on key participants
  • How effective were the strategies?

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