Teachers' attributions and beliefs about girls, boys, and mathematics

  title={Teachers' attributions and beliefs about girls, boys, and mathematics},
  author={Elizabeth Fennema and Penelope L. Peterson and Thomas P. Carpenter and Cheryl Ann Lubinski},
  journal={Educational Studies in Mathematics},
Thirty-eight first grade teachers were asked to identify their two most and least successful girls and boys in mathematics, to attribute causation of these students' successes and failures, and to describe their characteristics. Teachers' choices of most and least successful students were compared to mathematics test scores of their students. Teachers were most inaccurate when selecting most successful boys. Teachers tended to attribute causation of boys' successes and failures to ability and… Expand
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