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Elementary School Women Teachers Transfer Their Fear of Doing Math to Girls
January 25, 2010
Female elementary-school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math. Girls who endorse this belief then do worse at math, research shows. The research found that boys' math performance was not related to their teacher's math anxiety, while girls' math achievement was affected.
University of Chicago
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